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Conceptualizing neighborhood space: consistency and variation of associations for neighborhood factors and pregnancy health across multiple neighborhood units.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22551891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this research was to assess the consistency of associations between neighborhood characteristics and pregnancy-related behaviors and outcomes across four nested neighborhood boundaries using race-stratified fixed-slope random-intercept multilevel logistic models. High incivilities was associated with increased smoking, inadequate weight gain and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), while walkability was associated with decreased smoking and PIH for white women across all neighborhood definitions. For African American women, high incivilities was associated with increased smoking and inadequate gestational weight gain, while more walkable neighborhoods appeared protective against smoking and inadequate weight gain in all but the smallest neighborhoods. Associations with neighborhood attributes were similar in effect size across geographies, but less precise as neighborhoods became smaller.
Lynne C Messer; Lisa C Vinikoor-Imler; Barbara A Laraia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2012-04-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-11     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-12-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  805-13     Citation Subset:  T    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Cohort Studies
Environment Design*
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Geographic Information Systems
Health Behavior*
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Models, Statistical
North Carolina / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome*
Residence Characteristics*
Smoking / epidemiology
Weight Gain
Young Adult
Grant Support
1R40MC07841-01-00//PHS HHS; CA109804/CA/NCI NIH HHS; HD37584/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K01 HD047122/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K01HD047122/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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