Chinmoy Sarkar

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There exist no long term longitudinal studies assessing BMI trends of older adults in relation to the built environment. We employed cohort data from the Caerphilly Prospective Study (CaPS) to analyze the long term independent associations between a broad set of built environmental factors and change in BMI measured at three time points over a 12-year(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the impact of the built environment configuration upon mental health. The study examines the impact of objectively assessed land use and street network configuration upon psychological distress and whether this association is moderated by the natural environment and area-level deprivation. METHODS In a community sample(More)
The built environment (BE) has emerged as one of the 'first causes' of chronic disease, capable of explaining its socio-spatial variation. There is an increasing need spatial modelling for objective, detailed and precise measurements of attributes of BE that may influence our lifestyle, behaviour and hence physical and mental health. The talk will report(More)
Inurbaneconomicsandplanning theory, thenetbenefitsof living in cities rise to a threshold and then falls. The rise happens as more and more people clustering together in spacegeneratemoreandmoreagglomerationbenefitssuch as more and better services, greater choice of shops and jobs, better choice of employees in terms of profound and diverse skill sets,(More)
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