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Title
The interplay between neighbourhood characteristics : the health impact of changes in social cohesion, disorder and unsafety feelings
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Abstract
This study examined how the health of Dutch residents in 2012 was influenced by changes in neighbourhood social cohesion, disorder, and unsafety feelings between 2009 and 2011. Multilevel regression analyses on repeated cross-sectional survey data included 43,635 respondents living in 2100 areas. Deteriorating social cohesion and unsafety feelings were negatively associated with general health, while improvement in social cohesion was associated with better general health of the population. When the interplay of neighbourhood features was considered, deteriorating neighbourhood safety appeared decisive for health, i.e. improving social cohesion did not mitigate the health effect of deteriorating neighbourhood safety. Our results show it is important to take concurrent interactions between neighbourhood features into account when examining their health impact. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Health and place. - London
Publication
London : 2016
ISSN
1353-8292
Volume/pages
39(2016), p. 1-8
ISI
000376515600001
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 05.07.2016
Last edited 12.09.2017
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