Self-assessed health of elderly people in Brussels: does the built environment matter?
AbstractThe built environment plays a key role in the strategy of “Aging in Place”. Here, we study the influence of the built environment on the health status of elderly people living in Brussels. Using census and geocoded data, we analysed if built environment factors were associated with poor self- assessed health status and functional limitations of elderly aged 65+. We concluded that the evidence of the built-environment hypothesis is weak and vulnerable to the composition of the neighborhood.
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built urban environment; subjective health; elderly; GIS-based measures; logistic regressions; Brussels;
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- NEP-AGE-2013-11-02 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2013-11-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2013-11-02 (Health Economics)
- NEP-URE-2013-11-02 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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