The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: A review and call for research
Hayley Christian, Stephen R Zubrick, Sarah Foster, Billie Giles-Corti, Fiona Bull, Lisa Wood, Matthew Knuiman, Sally Brinkman, Stephen Houghton, Bryan Boruff
HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015
This review examines evidence of the association between the neighborhood built environment, green spaces and outdoor home area, and early (0-7 years) child health and development. There was evidence that the presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence. Parents׳ perceptions of neighborhood safety were positively associated with children׳s social-emotional development and general health. Population representative studies using objective measures of the built environment and valid measures of early child development are warranted to understand the impact ..View full abstract
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The first author is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (#1036350); the third author by a Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (#35647) (Healthway) Postdoctoral Fellowship; the fourth author by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (41004900); and the sixth author by a Senior Healthway Postdoctoral Fellowship. Ms. Hannah Shilling and Ms. Pulan Bai provided administrative assistance with searching literature, collating papers and data entry,