Neighborhood violent crime and unemployment increase the risk of coronary heart disease: a multilevel study in an urban setting.

@article{Sundquist2006NeighborhoodVC,
  title={Neighborhood violent crime and unemployment increase the risk of coronary heart disease: a multilevel study in an urban setting.},
  author={Kristina Sundquist and Holger Theobald and Min Yang and Xinjun Li and Sven-erik Johansson and Jan Sundquist},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={2061-71}
}
Little is known about the association between neighborhood social disorganization and coronary heart disease (CHD). This study used the theoretical frameworks of the Chicago school and the Stirling County group in order to analyze the impact of neighborhood violent crime and neighborhood unemployment on CHD in an urban setting, the capital of Sweden. The entire population of Stockholm County aged 35-64 years on January 1, 1998 was included in the study. All individuals were followed for CHD… CONTINUE READING