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Do greener areas promote more equitable child health?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Several recent studies have suggested that people in socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances may benefit more from local green space (‘equigenesis’). This study provides a test of this hypothesis in children aged 0–13 years old. Results from multilevel models suggest the odds of sub-optimal general health were 14% lower among children in areas containing > 21.5% green space compared to those with < 10%. Higher parent reported quality green space was associated with 18% lower odds of sub-optimal child health. However, no effect modification of the association between child health and area disadvantage across strata of green space quantity or quality was observed.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Feng, X. & Astell-Burt, T. (2017). Do greener areas promote more equitable child health?. Health and Place, 46 267-273.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021367771

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1109

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 267

End Page


  • 273

Volume


  • 46

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Several recent studies have suggested that people in socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances may benefit more from local green space (‘equigenesis’). This study provides a test of this hypothesis in children aged 0–13 years old. Results from multilevel models suggest the odds of sub-optimal general health were 14% lower among children in areas containing > 21.5% green space compared to those with < 10%. Higher parent reported quality green space was associated with 18% lower odds of sub-optimal child health. However, no effect modification of the association between child health and area disadvantage across strata of green space quantity or quality was observed.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Feng, X. & Astell-Burt, T. (2017). Do greener areas promote more equitable child health?. Health and Place, 46 267-273.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021367771

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1109

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 267

End Page


  • 273

Volume


  • 46

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom