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Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

psc brown bag iconThe Continuum of Disorder and Its Implications for Health

Kathleen Cagney (Visiting Professsor, University of Michigan, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research;, Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago)

03/08/2010, at noon in room 6050 ISR-Thompson.

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Neighborhood social and physical disorder have been associated with poor individual health, particularly among older adults who, it is hypothesized, spend more time within neighborhood boundaries. High levels of disorder may lead to fear and further confinement and, in turn, to a disinvestment in the immediate environment and in the individual (apparent through lack of self care). I propose a "continuum of disorder" where disorder on the neighborhood, household, and personal level are linked. I use data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a national probability sample of 3005 adults aged 57 to 85. I conduct analyses of elevated c-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation and a precursor to cardiovascular disease, to illustrate the impact of neighborhood, household, and personal disorder on health.


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