Food Under Scope: Examining Food Establishments in Austin, TX

Authors: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo*, Texas State University
Topics: Business Geography, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial Analysis & Modeling
Keywords: Food, Spatial Analysis, Spatial Statistics, Hygiene
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Committee Room, Omni, West
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This research explores the spatial patterns of food establishment inspection scores within Austin, TX. Employing various spatial statistical techniques including hot spot analysis, the research investigates where food places with high or low inspection scores are concentrated. It also explores for potential spatial relationship between the food place spatial patterns and socioeconomic indicators such as race and ethnicity, educational levels, and median household income at the census block group level.

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