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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
JournalHealth and Place
Volume33
Early online date2 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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