Journal article

Neighborhood disadvantage, individual-level socioeconomic position and physical function: A cross-sectional multilevel analysis

Venurs HY Loh, Jerome N Rachele, Wendy J Brown, Simon Washington, Gavin Turrell

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Understanding associations between physical function and neighborhood disadvantage may provide insights into which interventions might best contribute to reducing socioeconomic inequalities in health. This study examines associations between neighborhood-disadvantage, individual-level socioeconomic position (SEP) and physical function from a multilevel perspective. METHODS: Data were obtained from the HABITAT multilevel longitudinal (2007-13) study of middle-aged adults, using data from the fourth wave (2013). This investigation included 6004 residents (age 46-71years) of 535 neighborhoods in Brisbane, Australia. Physical function was measured using the PF-10 (0-100), with high..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable & Equitable Communities


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The HABITAT study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (ID 497236, 339718, 1047453). VHYL and JNR are supported by the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable & Equitable Communities (ID 1061404). SW holds the Queensland Academic and Strategic Transport Chair funded by Transport and Main Roads and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission. At the time of writing the manuscript GT was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (ID 1003710).