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Quantifying neighbourhood socioeconomic effects in clustering of behaviour-related risk factors: a multilevel analysis.

Halonen, JI; Kivimäki, M; Pentti, J; Kawachi, I; Virtanen, M; Martikainen, P; Subramanian, SV; (2012) Quantifying neighbourhood socioeconomic effects in clustering of behaviour-related risk factors: a multilevel analysis. PLoS One , 7 (3) , Article e32937. 10.1371/journal.pone.0032937. Green open access

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Abstract

The extent to which neighbourhood characteristics explain accumulation of health behaviours is poorly understood. We examined whether neighbourhood disadvantage was associated with co-occurrence of behaviour-related risk factors, and how much of the neighbourhood differences in the co-occurrence can be explained by individual and neighbourhood level covariates.

Type: Article
Title: Quantifying neighbourhood socioeconomic effects in clustering of behaviour-related risk factors: a multilevel analysis.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032937
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0032937
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Halonen et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3299718 This study work was supported by the Academy of Finland http://www.aka.fi (grant numbers 124271, 124322, 129262, 126602, 1124324 and 1129288) and the participating organizations. Prof. Mika Kivimäki is supported by the Funding was provided by the BUPA Foundation (http://www.bupafoundation.com/) UK and the National Institute on Aging (R01AG034454-01; http://www.nia.nih.gov/) USA. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: Alcohol Drinking, Educational Status, Finland, Health Behavior, Humans, Multilevel Analysis, Odds Ratio, Physical Fitness, Residence Characteristics, Risk Factors, Smoking, Socioeconomic Factors
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1354158
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