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Neighborhood structural characteristics and mental disorder: Faris and Dunham revisited

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  • Silver, Eric
  • Mulvey, Edward P.
  • Swanson, Jeffrey W.
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    We examined the relationship between neighborhood structural characteristics and mental disorder using data from the National Institute of Mental Health's Epidemiological Catchment (ECA) surveys (n=11,686). After controlling for individual-level characteristics, we found that neighborhood disadvantage was associated with higher rates of major depression and substance abuse disorder, and that neighborhood residential mobility was associated with higher rates of schizophrenia, major depression, and substance abuse disorder. Implications for future research on the social ecology of mental disorder are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 55 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 8 (October)
    Pages: 1457-1470

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:55:y:2002:i:8:p:1457-1470

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    Keywords: Mental disorder Neighborhood effects Social disorganization Neighborhood structural characteristics USA ECA;

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    1. Brusilovskiy, Eugene & Salzer, Mark S., 2012. "A study of environmental influences on the well-being of individuals with psychiatric disabilities in Philadelphia, PA," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 74(10), pages 1591-1601.
    2. Carol Propper & Kelvyn Jones & Anne Bolster & Simon Burgess & Ron Johnston & Rebecca Sarker, 2004. "Local Neighbourhood and Mental Health: Evidence from the UK," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 04/099, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
    3. Chung, Woojin & Oh, Sun-Min & Suh, Tongwoo & Lee, Young Moon & Oh, Byoung Hoon & Yoon, Chung-Won, 2010. "Determinants of length of stay for psychiatric inpatients: Analysis of a national database covering the entire Korean elderly population," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 94(2), pages 120-128, February.
    4. Toyokawa, Satoshi & Uddin, Monica & Koenen, Karestan C. & Galea, Sandro, 2012. "How does the social environment ‘get into the mind’? Epigenetics at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 74(1), pages 67-74.
    5. Archibald, Matthew E. & Putnam Rankin, Caddie, 2013. "A spatial analysis of community disadvantage and access to healthcare services in the U.S," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 90(C), pages 11-23.

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