Contextual effect of different components of social capital on health in a suburban city of the greater Tokyo area: a multilevel analysis.

@article{Hiroshi2012ContextualEO,
  title={Contextual effect of different components of social capital on health in a suburban city of the greater Tokyo area: a multilevel analysis.},
  author={Murayama Hiroshi and Tomoko Wakui and Reiko Arami and Ikuko Sugawara and Satoru Yoshie},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={75 12},
  pages={2472-80}
}
Social capital (SC) can be broken down into a number of aspects and dimensions, but few studies have differentiated between the effects of different components of SC on health. This study examined the relationship between contextual SC and health (self-rated health, and co-occurrence of lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, drinking, overweight/underweight and physical inactivity) among the general population in a Japanese suburban area. The specific research question was to explore which… CONTINUE READING
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