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Books, Journals, New Media
December 3, 2003

Neighborhoods and HealthNeighborhoods and Health

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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(21):2865. doi:10.1001/jama.290.21.2865-a

Neighborhoods and Health is the first book-length account of the notion that social and physical characteristics of a neighborhood affect the health of the individuals who live in it. Multiple health realities, such as the increased prevalence of asthma in urban areas and elevated infant mortality rates among low socioeconomic status populations, underscore the need to understand a new facet of disease epidemiology. The book illustrates the complex relationship between social settings and health, emphasizing both methodological tools and thematic approaches.

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