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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012);Visuomenės sveikata / Public health (M004)
Author(s): Gražulevičienė, Regina;Andrušaitytė, Sandra;Gražulevičius, Tomas;Dėdelė, Audrius
Title: Neighborhood social and built environment and disparities in the risk of hypertension: a cross-sectional study
Is part of: International journal of environmental research and public health. Basel : MDPI, 2020, vol. 17, iss. 20
Extent: p. 1-16
Date: 2020
Keywords: Socialinis-ekonominis statutas;Kaiminystė;Hipertenzija;Skirtumai;Epidemiologinė studija;Socioeconomic status;Neighborhoods;Disparities;Hypertension;Citizen science;Epidemiological study
Abstract: Citizens’ participation in urban environmental quality assessment is important when identifying local problems in the sustainable development and environmental planning policy. The principal aim of this study was to analyze whether any social di erences exist between the joint e ect of built neighborhood quality and exposure to urban green spaces and the risk of hypertension. The study sample consisted of 580 participants residing in 11 districts in Kaunas city, Lithuania. Using geographic information systems (GIS), individual data on the socioeconomic status (SES) and health were linked to the participants’ perceptions of the environmental quality and exposure to green spaces (NDVI). We used multivariate logistic regression to estimate associations as odds ratios (OR). Those study participants with lower education and those study participants with higher education on low incomes rated their health significantly worse. Low SES persons residing in areas with low exposure to green spaces had a significantly higher risk of hypertension when sex, age, family status, smoking, and income were accounted for (OR 1.83, 95% CI 1.01–3.36). This citizen science study provided evidence that the social environment and the quality of the built environment had a complex e ect on disparities in the risk of hypertension
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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