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Greener neighbourhoods, better memory? A longitudinal study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • © 2020 Elsevier Ltd Urban green space may help slow cognitive decline. We extend the investigation towards subjective memory and green space type using latent class analysis and multilevel models of 45,644 individuals in the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study. Participants with more tree canopy relative to open grass within 1.6 km, compared to similar quantities of both types, tended to have more favourable odds of subjective memory complaints and self-rated excellent memory at baseline. Higher quantities of open grass relative to tree canopy did not afford similar levels of benefit. Socioeconomic factors explained associations between green space and cumulative incidence of memory-related outcomes.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Astell-Burt, T. & Feng, X. (2020). Greener neighbourhoods, better memory? A longitudinal study. Health and Place, 65

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85089188928

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/118

Has Global Citation Frequency


Volume


  • 65

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • © 2020 Elsevier Ltd Urban green space may help slow cognitive decline. We extend the investigation towards subjective memory and green space type using latent class analysis and multilevel models of 45,644 individuals in the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study. Participants with more tree canopy relative to open grass within 1.6 km, compared to similar quantities of both types, tended to have more favourable odds of subjective memory complaints and self-rated excellent memory at baseline. Higher quantities of open grass relative to tree canopy did not afford similar levels of benefit. Socioeconomic factors explained associations between green space and cumulative incidence of memory-related outcomes.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Astell-Burt, T. & Feng, X. (2020). Greener neighbourhoods, better memory? A longitudinal study. Health and Place, 65

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85089188928

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/118

Has Global Citation Frequency


Volume


  • 65

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom