Urban neighbourhoods and health

Urban neighbourhoods and health: The influence of social and physical health enhancing and threatening environments

The overall aim is to gain insight in the relations between the local environment people live in and their health to bring current research in this area a step further by combining different aspects of the environment and by studying changes in neighbourhood characteristics over time.

Associations between (combinations of) neighbourhood-specific social and physical environmental factors and the health of the residents will be evaluated using data from general practitioners. We will use 180 Dutch neighbourhoods defined by the five-digit postal code, as defined in an ongoing study.

Contact person: Dr. Jan-Paul Zock