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Neighborhoods and health

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Diez Roux, Ana, and C. Mair. 2010. "Neighborhoods and health." In Biology of Disadvantage: Socioeconomic Status and Health. 1186:125-145. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

Features of neighborhoods or residential environments may affect health and contribute to social and race/ethnic inequalities in health. The study of neighborhood health effects has grown exponentially over the past 15 years. This chapter summarizes key work in this area with a particular focus on chronic disease outcomes (specifically obesity and related risk factors) and mental health (specifically depression and depressive symptoms). Empirical work is classified into two main eras: studies that use census proxies and studies that directly measure neighborhood attributes using a variety of approaches. Key conceptual and methodological challenges in studying neighborhood health effects are reviewed. Existing gaps in knowledge and promising new directions in the field are highlighted.

DOI:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05333.x (Full Text)

ISBN: 0077-8923

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