Journal article

Are socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods deprived of health-related community resources?

Jamie Pearce, Karen Witten, Rosemary Hiscock, Tony Blakely

International Journal of Epidemiology | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recent work in a number of countries has identified growing geographical inequalities in health between deprived and non-deprived neighbourhoods. The health gaps observed cannot be entirely explained by differences in the characteristics of individuals living in those neighbourhoods, which has led to a concerted international public health research effort to determine what contextual features of neighbourhoods matter. This article reports on access to potentially health-promoting community resources across all neighbourhoods in New Zealand. Prevailing international opinion is that access to community resources is worse in deprived neighbourhoods. METHODS: Geographical Information..

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