Relative importance of physical and social aspects of perceived neighbourhood environment for self-reported health

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Objective: To explore the relative importance of the perceived physical and social neighbourhood environment for physical and mental health. Methods: A representative random sample of adults was recruited from 10 areas across Stoke-on-Trent, UK (June-September 2007). Interview-administered surveys were used to record data on the perceived neighbourhood environment (physical and social), self-reported health, and socio-demographics. Multiple regression analysis was used to explore independent associations between environmental factors and physical and mental health. Results: Independent physical and social environmental factors respectively explained 6.0% and 3.2% of variability in physical health and 2.8% and 4.4% of variability in mental health. Diversity of land use was the strongest and only physical environmental predictor of physical health (Beta=0.27, p

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  • *environmental factor
  • *mental health
  • *social aspect
  • adolescent
  • adult
  • aged
  • article
  • demography
  • female
  • health behavior
  • health survey
  • human
  • male
  • priority journal
  • self report
  • social support

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  • Gidlow C.

  • Cochrane T.

  • Davey R.C.

  • Smith G.

  • Fairburn J.

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