Associations of neighborhood problems and neighborhood social cohesion with mental health and health behaviors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

@article{Echeverra2008AssociationsON,
  title={Associations of neighborhood problems and neighborhood social cohesion with mental health and health behaviors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.},
  author={Sandra E. Echeverr{\'i}a and Ana V. Diez-Roux and Steven Shea and Luisa N Borrell and Sharon S Jackson},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          853-65
        }
}
Few studies have investigated the specific features implicated in neighborhood-health associations. We examined associations between measures of neighborhood problems and neighborhood social cohesion with depression, smoking, drinking, and walking for exercise in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort. Neighborhoods were characterized according to participant self-report and aggregated measures based on other MESA participants. Individuals living in the least problematic… CONTINUE READING
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