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Neighborhood characteristics, social capital, and depression: a twin study
INTRODUCTION: Depression is one of the leading contributors to the global burden of disease, and can have a debilitating effect on quality of life. While it is already well-accepted that individual-level factors can influence depression, there is growing recognition of the important role the social and built environment plays ...
Patterns of obesogenic neighborhood features and residential property values
Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and past research has investigated ways in which neighborhood characteristics may influence obesity prevalence. However, studying features of the obesogenic neighborhood can be difficult because of the need for complex multilevel analyses. Using data from the Seattle Obesity ...