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Neighborhood urban form, social environment, and depression

Title: Neighborhood urban form, social environment, and depression.
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Name(s): Miles, Rebecca, author
Coutts, Christopher, author
Mohamadi, Asal, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We examined whether neighborhood urban form, along with the social environment, was associated with depressive symptoms in a sample of Miami residents. Using a validated measure of depressive symptoms, we found that living in neighborhoods with higher housing density was associated with fewer symptoms. A larger acreage of green spaces was also linked to fewer depressive symptoms but did not reach significance in the full model. Our results suggest that how residents use the environment matters. Living in neighborhoods with a higher density of auto commuters relative to land area, an indicator of chronic noise exposure, was associated with more symptoms.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0011 (IID), FSU_2015fall_neighbor (IID)
Keywords: Urban form, Depression, Social environment, Mental health, Miami
Note: This is a post-print of the article published in Journal of Urban Health. Copyright © Springer. The published version of the artcile is available at: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11524-011-9621-2
Citation: Miles, R., Coutts, C., & Mohamadi, A. (2012). Neighborhood urban form, social environment, and depression. Journal of Urban Health, 89(1), 1-18.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0011
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Urban Health.
Issue: 1, 89

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Miles, R., Coutts, C., & Mohamadi, A. (2012). Neighborhood urban form, social environment, and depression. Journal Of Urban Health. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0011