Neighborhood effects on birthweight: an exploration of psychosocial and behavioral pathways in Baltimore, 1995--1996.

@article{Schempf2009NeighborhoodEO,
  title={Neighborhood effects on birthweight: an exploration of psychosocial and behavioral pathways in Baltimore, 1995--1996.},
  author={Ashley H. Schempf and Donna M. Strobino and Patricia O'Campo},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={
          100-10
        }
}
Neighborhood characteristics have been proposed to influence birth outcomes through psychosocial and behavioral pathways, yet empirical evidence is lacking. Using data from an urban, low-income sample, this study examined the impact of the neighborhood environment on birthweight and evaluated mediation by psychosocial and behavioral factors. The sample included 726 women who delivered a live birth at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA between 1995 and 1996. Census-tract data… CONTINUE READING
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