Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/35978
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: Visuomenės sveikata / Public health (M004);Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Ruijsbroek, Annemarie;Droomers, Mariël;Kruize, Hanneke;Kempen, Elise van;Gidlow, Christopher J;Hurst, Gemma;Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J;Maas, Jolanda;Hardyns, Wim;Stronks, Karien;Groenewegen, Peter P;Andrušaitytė, Sandra
Title: Does the health impact of exposure to neighbourhood green space differ between population groups? An explorative study in four European cities
Is part of: International journal of environmental research and public health. Basel, Switzerland : Molecular diversity preservation international (MDPI), 2017, vol. 14, iss. 6
Extent: p. 1-15
Date: 2017
Keywords: Green space;Mental health;General health;Subpopulations
Abstract: It has been suggested that certain residents, such as those with a low socioeconomic status, the elderly, and women, may benefit more from the presence of neighbourhood green space than others. We tested this hypothesis for age, gender, educational level, and employment status in four European cities. Data were collected in Barcelona (Spain; n = 1002), Kaunas (Lithuania; n = 989), Doetinchem (The Netherlands; n = 847), and Stoke-on-Trent (UK; n = 933) as part of the EU-funded PHENOTYPE project. Surveys were used to measure mental and general health, individual characteristics, and perceived neighbourhood green space. Additionally, we used audit data about neighbourhood green space. In Barcelona, there were positive associations between neighbourhood green space and general health among low-educated residents. In the other cities and for the other population groups, there was little evidence that the association between health and neighbourhood green space differed between population groups. Overall, our study does not support the assumption that the elderly, women, and residents who are not employed full-time benefit more from neighbourhood green space than others. Only in the highly urbanised city of Barcelona did the low-educated group benefit from neighbourhood green spaces. Perhaps neighbourhood green spaces are more important for the health of low-educated residents in particularly highly urbanised areas
Internet: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/6/618/pdf
https://eltalpykla.vdu.lt/handle/1/35978
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/6/618/pdf
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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