Neighborhood perception and self-rated health among Mexican American older adults

Samuel Stroope, Isaiah F.A. Cohen, Joshua C. Tom, Aaron B. Franzen, Matthew A. Valasik, Kyriakos Markides

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between neighborhood perception and poor self-rated health among older Mexican Americans, adjusting for important background characteristics, such as neighborhood ethnic composition and other health conditions. Methods: Drawing on the 2004-2005 Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly data (n = 1780), the present study used logistic regression to examine the effects of neighborhood perception on poor self-rated health of older Mexican Americans. Results: The results show that participants with a greater positive perception of their neighborhood were less likely to report poor self-rated health, controlling for both socioeconomic status and health status covariates. Conclusions: The findings suggest that positive neighborhood perception serves as an important protective factor in overall health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGeriatrics and Gerontology International
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Hispanic Americans
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Self Report
Health Status
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Epidemiologic Studies
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Logistic Models
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Population
Protective Factors

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Mexican Americans
  • Neighborhood perception
  • Neighborhoods
  • Self-rated health

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  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Neighborhood perception and self-rated health among Mexican American older adults. / Stroope, Samuel; Cohen, Isaiah F.A.; Tom, Joshua C.; Franzen, Aaron B.; Valasik, Matthew A.; Markides, Kyriakos.

In: Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 2017.

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Stroope, Samuel ; Cohen, Isaiah F.A. ; Tom, Joshua C. ; Franzen, Aaron B. ; Valasik, Matthew A. ; Markides, Kyriakos. / Neighborhood perception and self-rated health among Mexican American older adults. In: Geriatrics and Gerontology International. 2017.
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