|Title||Urban neighborhood context and change in depressive symptoms in late life.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Wight, RG, Cummings, JR, Karlamangla, AS, Aneshensel, CS|
|Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|Date Published||2009 Mar|
|Keywords||Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Cultural Diversity, depression, Disability Evaluation, Educational Status, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Los Angeles, Male, Personality Inventory, Poverty, Psychosocial Deprivation, Residence Characteristics, Risk Factors, Urban Population|
OBJECTIVES: This study examines associations between urban neighborhood sociodemographic characteristics and change over time in late-life depressive symptoms.
METHODS: Survey data are from three waves (1993, 1995, and 1998) of the Study of Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old, a U.S. national probability sample of noninstitutionalized persons aged 70 years or older in 1993. Neighborhoods are 1990 U.S. Census tracts. Hierarchical linear regression is used to estimate multilevel models.
RESULTS: The average change over time in depressive symptoms varies significantly across urban neighborhoods. Change in depressive symptoms is significantly associated with neighborhood-level socioeconomic disadvantage and ethnic composition in unadjusted models but not in models that control for individual-level characteristics.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings indicate that apparent neighborhood-level effects on change in depressive symptoms over time among urban-dwelling older adults reflect, for the most part, differences in characteristics of the neighborhood residents.
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Depressive Symptoms/Neighborhood Characteristics
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|Alternate Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC2655167|
|Grant List||R01 AG022537 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States|