Can neighborhood green space mitigate health inequalities? A study of socio-economic status and mental health

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© 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This study examined whether the association of psychological distress with area-level socio-economic status (SES) was moderated by the area and attractiveness of local green space. As expected, the odds of higher psychological distress was higher in residents in lower SES areas than those in higher SES areas. However, our results were inconclusive with regard to the moderating role of green space in the relationship between psychological distress and SES. Further investigations incorporating safety and maintenance features of green space and street-level greenery are warranted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalHealth and Place
Early online date1 Feb 2016
StatePublished - Mar 2016

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