Neighborhood social cohesion and disorder in relation to walking in community-dwelling older adults: a multilevel analysis.

@article{Leon2009NeighborhoodSC,
  title={Neighborhood social cohesion and disorder in relation to walking in community-dwelling older adults: a multilevel analysis.},
  author={Carlos F. Mendes de Leon and Kathleen A. Cagney and Julia L. Bienias and Lisa L. Barnes and K A Skarupski and Paul A. Scherr and Denis A. Evans},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={155-71}
}
Objectives. To examine the role of neighborhood social conditions and walking in community-dwelling older adults. Methods. A multi-level analysis of data from 4,317 older adults (mean age = 74.5; 73% black) from a geographically-defined urban community. Participants completed structured interviews including 14 questions on neighborhood conditions and self-reported walking. The neighborhood questions were summarized into individual-level measures of perceived neighborhood social cohesion and… CONTINUE READING

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