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Neighborhoods and Health

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman

Abstract

Do places make a difference to people's health and well-being? This book demonstrates how the physical and social characteristics of a neighborhood can shape the health of its residents. Researchers have long suspected that where one lives makes a difference to health in addition to who one is. Almost everyone understands that smoking, unhealthy eating, lack of exercise can compromise longevity and good health, but can a person's ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle be affected by the smoking habits of other people close by, or access to grocery stores, or the existence of safe parks and re ... More

Keywords: physical characteristics, social characteristics, healthy lifestyle, analytical methods, research, empirical evidence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195138382
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ichiro Kawachi, editor

Lisa F. Berkman, editor
both at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA

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1 Introduction

ICHIRO KAWACHI LISA F. BERKMAN

2 Neighborhoods and Health: An Overview

SALLY MACINTYRE ANNE ELLAWAY

I METHODOLOGICAL AND CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES TO STUDYING NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECTS ON HEALTH

4 Multilevel Methods for Public Health Research

S.V. SUBRAMANIAN KELVYN JONES CRAIG DUNCAN

7 Geocoding and Measurement of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Position: A U.S. Perspective

NANCY KRIEGER SALLY ZIERLER JOSEPH W. HOGAN PAMELA WATERMAN JARVIS CHEN KERRY LEMIEUX ANNIE GJELSVIK

II NEIGHBORHOODS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

9 Neighborhoods and Infectious Diseases

MINDY THOMPSON FULLILOVE

10 Infant Health: Race, Risk, and Residence

JAMES W. COLLINS, JR. NANCY FISHER SCHULTE

III THE CONTOURS OF NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECTS ON HEALTH

12 Residential Segregation and Health

DOLORES ACEVEDO-GARCIA KIMBERLY A. LOCHNER

14 Neighborhoods, Aging, and Functional Limitations

THOMAS A. GLASS JENNIFER L. BALFOUR

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