Conceptualizing and operationalizing neighbourhoods: the conundrum of identifying territorial units.

  title={Conceptualizing and operationalizing neighbourhoods: the conundrum of identifying territorial units.},
  author={Lise Gauvin and {\'E}ric Robitaille and Myl{\`e}ne Riva and Lindsay McLaren and Cl{\'e}ment Dassa and Louise Potvin},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={98 Suppl  1},
BACKGROUND Over the past 10 years, there has been a surge of interest in studying small-area characteristics as determinants of population and individual health. Accumulating evidence indicates the existence of variations in the health status of populations living in areas that differ in affluence and shows that selected small-area characteristics are associated with the occurrence of selected health behaviours. These variations cannot be attributed solely to differential characteristics of… CONTINUE READING

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