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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment, outcomes varies by racial make-up of neighborhood
Individuals who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in neighborhoods with higher percentages of black residents had lower rates of bystander CPR and defibrillator use and were less likely to survive compared to patients who experienced an OHCA in predominantly white neighborhoods, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-08-30)

Polluted city neighborhoods are bad news for asthmatic children
Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia University in the US in a new study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. (2018-10-18)

New study examines how minorities are 'movin' on up' when they move to new neighborhoods
Minorities make equal or better economic gains than whites when moving to new neighborhoods, but white children still populate the most advantaged neighborhoods in the nation. (2007-08-13)

Portland State research shows link between home styles and high water use
Affluent neighborhoods with lawns -- and occasionally swimming pools -- use up to 10 times more water than neighborhoods with higher density housing with less landscaping, according to a Portland State University study. (2017-05-03)

Congressional briefing on how neighborhoods matter
The importance of the neighborhood context will be featured in a Congressional briefing on 'How Neighborhoods Matter: The Value of Investing at the Local Level' to be held on Monday, September 25th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Room B-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building. (2000-09-20)

Gentrification draws more whites to minority neighborhoods
A new national study indicates that the percentage of whites tends to increase among neighborhoods on the rise, indicating that minority neighborhoods experience racial change during gentrification. (2018-05-01)

Bad neighborhoods can cause depression
Neighborhoods are often thought merely to reflect the people who live in them, but a new study suggests that bad neighborhoods contribute to feelings of depression in residents. (2000-06-19)

Neighbors, but not classmates
Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood's income decreases, its range of educational experiences greatly expands. (2015-09-02)

Multi-ethnic neighborhoods in England retain diversity unlike in the U.S.
Multi-ethnic neighborhoods in England retain their diversity and are much more stable than such neighborhoods in the U.S., according to geographers from the U.S. and U.K. The team examined how neighborhood diversity has changed on a national scale from 1991 to 2011 using U.K. Census data. (2021-02-23)

Kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to be obese as adults
Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research from Cornell University. (2019-08-27)

Pockets Of Concentrated Poverty Have More Domestic Violence
Using 1992 police reports of incidents of assaultive violence in Duval County, Florida, researchers found that the rate of incidents involving husbands, wives, girlfiends, and boyfriends was nine times higher in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty thanin other areas (1997-03-01)

Asian neighborhoods: Separate but equal
Asians have been described as the least segregated minority group in the US. In fact, Chinese and Indians are segregated almost as highly as Hispanics, and Vietnamese segregation is almost as high as that of African Americans. At the same time, every Asian nationality except Vietnamese lives on average in neighborhoods with higher income and share of college-educated residents than do non-Hispanic whites, according to a new study by the US2010 Project at Brown University. (2013-06-26)

Epileptics in high-crime neighborhoods have three times as many seizures
People with epilepsy living in high crime neighborhoods in Chicago had three times as many seizures as those living in neighborhoods with lower crime rates according to new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago presented at the American Epilepsy Society 2018 conference in New Orleans. (2018-12-02)

Growing isolation of poor helps explain changes in concentrated poverty
Concentrated poverty -- neighborhoods where 40 percent of the population or more lives below the federal poverty level -- is back on the rise for all races in the United States, according to Penn State demographers. (2017-03-14)

Seeing fewer older people in the street may lead low-income adults to fast-track their lives
The new study by Daniel Nettle and colleagues from Newcastle University in the UK suggests that because fewer older people are seen out in the street in deprived neighborhoods, younger generations assume that people die young. As a result, they may be adapting the speed at which they live their lives. Their work is published online in Springer's journal Human Nature. (2012-09-18)

The long-term effects of alcohol demand on retail alcohol markets
As new study by the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics examined the determinants of the number of licensed bars, restaurants, and liquor stores across neighborhoods in 53 California cities from 2000 to 2013. (2018-10-29)

Neighborhoods can help buffer impacts from childhood poverty
In one of the first studies to examine the effect of both socioeconomic status and neighborhoods on children's health, researchers at San Francisco State University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that living in higher opportunity neighborhoods may protect children from some of the negative health impacts associated with growing up poor. (2018-06-06)

America is increasingly diverse, but challenges remain
America's communities are becoming increasingly diverse, but there are still important concerns about racial and ethnic integration in the future, according to researchers. (2013-10-02)

World's dangerous neighborhoods produce aggressive children
Across the globe, children growing up in dangerous neighborhoods exhibit more aggressive behavior, says a new Duke University study that is the first to examine the topic across a wide range of countries. The effect may be indirect: dangerous neighborhoods may influence parents' behavior, and harsh parenting practices may in turn promote aggressive behavior in children. (2014-01-22)

Research on urban ghettos must recognize differences among cities
Research on urban neighborhoods must take into account differences among cities and rely on some techniques that have not been used extensively by sociologists studying neighborhood effects, according to Mario Small, professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. (2014-02-15)

Most Americans like home, sweet home, survey finds
Most Americans like where they live and think where they live is a good place for children, according to a new national telephone survey of 1,007 adults by the Scripps Survey Center at Ohio University and the Scripps Howard News Service. (2001-07-13)

Neighborhoods And Violent Crime: A Multilevel Study Of Collective Efficacy
The Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods found that the quality of relationships between neighbors is an important factor in producing the safety and security of a neighborhood. (1997-08-14)

Walk places, meet people and build social capital
People who live in walkable communities are more civically involved and have greater levels of trust than those who live in less walkable neighborhoods. And this increase in so-called (2010-12-07)

Alcohol and malt liquor availability and promotion higher in African American inner cities
It appears that living in a poor neighborhood with a high concentration of African Americans is associated with greater alcohol availability and promotion -- especially malt liquor -- according to a recent study by University of Minnesota researchers. (2008-04-02)

Neighborhood affects impact of messages about race on children
Using interviews and observations, recent research found that African-American parents who provided encouraging attitudes and racial and cultural pride positively contributed to their children's cognitive development particularly in high-risk neighborhoods. While promoting mistrust of other races did not contribute to behavior problems in high-risk neighborhoods, it was associated with behavior problems in low-risk neighborhoods. The implications emphasize that intervention strategies for youths will differ upon context and that no single intervention is effective across situations. (2006-09-14)

Social problems dominate concerns in neighborhoods with unsatisfied residents
A new study reveals that the general appearance of a neighborhood is the single most important factor affecting how satisfied residents are about the area where they live. But beyond general appearance, people living in different neighborhoods may be looking at distinct factors when making their overall evaluations. (2008-10-06)

Future training in bystander CPR needs targeted approach in 'high-risk' neighborhoods
Residents living in high-income white and high-income integrated neighborhoods were more likely to receive bystander CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) during an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest than arrest victims in low-income black neighborhoods, according to a new study. Arrest victims in low-income white, low-income integrated and high-income black neighborhoods were also less likely to receive bystander CPR. (2012-10-24)

Low-income? No car? Expect to pay more for groceries
Households located in poor neighborhoods pay more for the same items than people living in wealthy ones, according to a new study. (2008-08-22)

Do 'walkable' neighborhoods reduce obesity, diabetes?
People who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods, according to a pair of studies presented at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions. (2014-06-17)

Access to healthy foods limited in poor neighborhoods
Wealthier neighborhoods have more than three times as many supermarkets as poor neighborhoods, limiting access for many people to the basic elements of a healthy diet, according to a new study. (2002-01-07)

New research shows growing up in poor neighborhoods increases likelihood of obesity
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the length of time children and young adults live in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity later in life. (2016-03-15)

Neighborhoods matter: who gets CPR?
A University of Chicago study of more than 4,000 people who suffered a cardiac arrest found that the likelihood of having bystanders perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with two neighborhood characteristics: the frequency of cardiac arrests and the racial mix of the neighborhood. (1999-10-04)

Poor neighborhoods' influence on parents may raise preschool children's risk of problems
New research that examined the influence of poor neighborhoods on parents has linked parental factors to increased risk of verbal and behavioral problems in children. Living in poor neighborhoods was associated with poorer mental health in parents, poorer family relations, and less consistent and more punitive parenting. The study also found less neighborhood cohesion or mutual trust in poor neighborhoods, which were often associated in turn with parenting styles related to behavior problems in children. (2008-02-07)

Food availability a problem in smaller urban cities, a Kansas State University study finds
Michael Miller, doctoral student in sociology at Kansas State University, found food stores are largely unavailable in the most densely populated inner-city, low-income neighborhoods of smaller urban cities. (2016-02-12)

The critical disconnect between the poor and gainful employment -- William Julius Wilson
Wilson's inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture will focus on the critical disconnect between the poor and gainful employment. (2013-04-30)

Neighborhood safety may play role in obesity
Mothers of young children are more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods as unsafe, according to a new study. Other researchers have hypothesized a link between neighborhood safety and obesity, but this was the first study to evaluate the association among adults. (2006-05-02)

With problem drinking, where you live may matter
Some people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be at increased risk of problem drinking--though much may depend on race and gender, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2012-10-09)

Integrated neighborhoods more common across the US, study finds
In all parts of the United States, the number of neighborhoods that sustain a mix of black, white, Asian and Hispanic residents over time is growing quickly, a new study finds. (2016-10-26)

Review: Consequences of systemic racism in urban environments
Even as studies have shown that the uneven distribution of urban heat islands, urban tree canopy cover, and urban environmental hazards, for example, are strongly dictated by structural racism and classism in cities, relatively few studies have addressed the varied contributions of social factors like race to ecological heterogeneity in cities. (2020-08-13)

Study: Education levels in Asian American neighborhoods affect residents' health
Higher neighborhood education is associated with better self-rated health among Asian Americans who live in Asian ethnic neighborhoods, but this correlation between individual health and neighborhood education levels does not exist for Asian Americans living in non-Asian neighborhoods, according to a recent study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. (2012-11-08)

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