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Differences in neighborhood accessibility to health-related resources: A nationwide comparison between deprived and affluent neighborhoods in Sweden

Kawakami, Naomi; Winkleby, Marilyn; Skog, Lars; Szulkin, Robert and Sundquist, Kristina LU (2011) In Health and Place 17(1). p.132-139
Abstract
This nationwide Swedish study used geocoded data from all businesses in Sweden to examine the distribution of 12 main categories of goods, services, and resources in 6986 neighborhoods, categorized as low, moderate, and high neighborhood deprivation. The main findings were that high- and moderate-deprivation neighborhoods had a significantly higher prevalence of all types of goods, services, and resources than low-deprivation neighborhoods. These findings do not support previous research that hypothesizes that poorer health among people in deprived neighborhoods is explained by a lack of health-promoting resources, although a higher presence of health-damaging resources may play a role. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Accessibility, Deprivation, Neighborhood
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Health and Place
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17
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132 - 139
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Elsevier
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1873-2054
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10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.09.005
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English
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  author       = {Kawakami, Naomi and Winkleby, Marilyn and Skog, Lars and Szulkin, Robert and Sundquist, Kristina},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Health and Place},
  title        = {Differences in neighborhood accessibility to health-related resources: A nationwide comparison between deprived and affluent neighborhoods in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.09.005},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2011},
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