Neighborhood environment and loss of physical function in older adults: evidence from the Alameda County Study.

@article{Balfour2002NeighborhoodEA,
  title={Neighborhood environment and loss of physical function in older adults: evidence from the Alameda County Study.},
  author={Jennifer L Balfour and George A. Kaplan},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={155 6},
  pages={507-15}
}
Research suggests that neighborhood environment may influence functional health at an older age. This study examined the association between neighborhood problems and incidence of overall and lower-extremity functional loss. A total of 883 participants in the Alameda County Study who were aged 55 years and older and functionally healthy were questioned in 1994 and 1995 as part of an ongoing cohort study. Participants rated the severity of six neighborhood problems: traffic, noise, crime, trash… CONTINUE READING
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