Maternal and child health and neighborhood context: the selection and construction of area-level variables.

@article{Rajaratnam2006MaternalAC,
  title={Maternal and child health and neighborhood context: the selection and construction of area-level variables.},
  author={Julie Knoll Rajaratnam and Jessica G. Burke and Patricia O'Campo},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={547-56}
}
BACKGROUND Increasingly, maternal and child health researchers are employing the statistical approach of multilevel modeling analysis to simultaneously examine the relationship between contextual and individual determinants and maternal and child health outcomes. This review addresses the following questions: (1) What categories of neighborhood characteristics have been addressed? (2) How were those neighborhood characteristics operationalized? METHODS A literature review identified 31… CONTINUE READING