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Neighborhoods and health

dc.contributor.authorDiez Roux, Ana V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMair, Christina F.en_US
dc.identifier.citationDiez roux, Ana V.; Mair, Christina; (2010). "Neighborhoods and health." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1186(1 The Biology of Disadvantage: Socioeconomic Status and Health ): 125-145. <>en_US
dc.description.abstractFeatures 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.en_US
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dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Incen_US
dc.titleNeighborhoods and healthen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelScience (General)en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumEpidemiology, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USAen_US
dc.identifier.sourceAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciencesen_US
dc.owningcollnameInterdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed

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