|Title||Urban neighborhood context and mortality in late life.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Wight, RG, Cummings, JR, Karlamangla, AS, Aneshensel, CS|
|Journal||J Aging Health|
|Date Published||2010 Mar|
|Keywords||Age Factors, Aged, Aging, Cognition, Confidence Intervals, depression, Female, Health Status, Humans, Los Angeles, Male, Middle Aged, Mortality, Odds Ratio, Poverty, Psychometrics, Residence Characteristics, Self Report, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics as Topic, Urban Population|
OBJECTIVE: To examine the contextual effects of urban neighborhood characteristics on mortality among older adults.
METHOD: Data are from the Study of Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD). Death is assessed between the baseline assessment (1993) and the first follow-up interview (1995). Neighborhood data are from the 1990 Census.
RESULTS: The log odds of dying between the two time points are higher in high proportion Hispanic neighborhoods, net of individual-level sociodemographic variables, but this effect is partly mediated by individual-level health. The log odds of dying are significantly (p < .05) lower in affluent neighborhoods, controlling for all individual-level variables and neighborhood proportion Hispanic.
DISCUSSION: There are survival-related benefits of living in an affluent urban neighborhood, which we posit may be manifested through the diffusion of innovations in health care and health-promotion activities.
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Neighborhoods/Mortality Rates/Hispanic Americans/Dying/Elderly/Health/mortality/affluence/social work theory
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|Alternate Journal||J Aging Health|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC3155256|
|Grant List||P30 AG017265 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States |
R01 AG022537 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG022537-06 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG17265 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States