The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: A review and call for research

Christian, H, Zubrick, S, Foster, S, Giles-Corti, B, Bull, F, Knuiman, M, Brinkman, S, Houghton, S and Boruff, B 2015, 'The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: A review and call for research', Health and Place, vol. 33, pp. 25-36.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: A review and call for research
Author(s) Christian, H
Zubrick, S
Foster, S
Giles-Corti, B
Bull, F
Knuiman, M
Brinkman, S
Houghton, S
Boruff, B
Year 2015
Journal name Health and Place
Volume number 33
Start page 25
End page 36
Total pages 12
Publisher Pergamon Press
Abstract This review examines evidence of the association between the neighborhood built environment, green spaces and outdoor home area, and early (0-7 years) child health and development. There was evidence that the presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence. Parents' perceptions of neighborhood safety were positively associated with children's social-emotional development and general health. Population representative studies using objective measures of the built environment and valid measures of early child development are warranted to understand the impact of the built environment on early child health and development.
Subject Epidemiology
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.01.005
Copyright notice © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1353-8292
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