Neighborhood Racial Isolation, Disorder and Obesity.

@article{Chang2009NeighborhoodRI,
  title={Neighborhood Racial Isolation, Disorder and Obesity.},
  author={Virginia W Chang and Amy E. Hillier and Neil K Mehta},
  journal={Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={2063-2092}
}
Recent research suggests that racial residential segregation may be detrimental to health. This study investigates the influence of neighborhood racial isolation on obesity and considers the role of neighborhood disorder as a mediator in this relationship. For the city of Philadelphia, we find that residence in a neighborhood with high black racial isolation is associated with a higher body mass index and higher odds of obesity among women, but not men, highlighting important sex differences in… CONTINUE READING

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