A regional measure of neighborhood multiple environmental deprivation: relationships with health and health inequalities

Richardson, E.R., Pearce, J., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N.K. (2013) A regional measure of neighborhood multiple environmental deprivation: relationships with health and health inequalities. Professional Geographer, 65(1), pp. 153-170. (doi:10.1080/00330124.2012.660457)

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Abstract

The health impacts of simultaneous exposure to multiple adverse environmental factors are of concern in the United Kingdom. UK-wide indicators exist, but context-specific finer resolution measures are lacking. An environmental deprivation index was developed for 398 neighborhoods (average population = 760) in a Scottish council area, including measures of air pollution, noise pollution, traffic environment, undesirable land uses, and crime. Adverse environmental conditions were related to ill health in the region and implicated in wider socioeconomic health inequalities. The results suggest an independent role for environmental deprivation in explaining poor health and health inequalities.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Richardson, Dr Elizabeth and Mitchell, Professor Richard
Authors: Richardson, E.R., Pearce, J., Mitchell, R., and Shortt, N.K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Professional Geographer
ISSN:0033-0124
ISSN (Online):1467-9272
Published Online:21 March 2012

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