The Development of a Standardized Neighborhood Deprivation Index

  title={The Development of a Standardized Neighborhood Deprivation Index},
  author={Lynne C. Messer and Barbara A. Laraia and Jay S Kaufman and J. A. E. Eyster and Claudia Holzman and Jennifer Flatow Culhane and Irma T. Elo and Jessica G. Burke and Patricia O’Campo},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
Census data are widely used for assessing neighborhood socioeconomic context. Research using census data has been inconsistent in variable choice and usually limited to single geographic areas. This paper seeks to a) outline a process for developing a neighborhood deprivation index using principal components analysis and b) demonstrate an example of its utility for identifying contextual variables that are associated with perinatal health outcomes across diverse geographic areas. Year 2000 U.S… CONTINUE READING
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