Neighbourhood characteristics and trajectories of health functioning: a multilevel prospective analysis.

@article{Stafford2008NeighbourhoodCA,
  title={Neighbourhood characteristics and trajectories of health functioning: a multilevel prospective analysis.},
  author={Mai Stafford and D. Gimeno and Michael Marmot},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={604-10}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective data from over 10 years of follow-up were used to examine neighbourhood deprivation, social fragmentation and trajectories of health. METHODS From the third phase (1991-93) of the Whitehall II study of British civil servants, SF-36 health functioning was measured on up to five occasions for 7834 participants living in 2046 census wards. Multilevel linear regression models assessed the Townsend deprivation index and social fragmentation index as predictors of initial… CONTINUE READING