TitleNeighborhood features and physiological risk: An examination of allostatic load.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRobinette, JW, Charles, ST, Almeida, DM, Gruenewald, TL
JournalHealth Place
Date Published2016 Sep
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Allostasis, Anxiety, Biomarkers, Censuses, Female, Health Behavior, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Residence Characteristics, Safety, Smoking, Social Class, Social Environment, Socioeconomic Factors, Stress, Physiological, Surveys and Questionnaires, United States

<p>Poor neighborhoods may represent a situation of chronic stress, and may therefore be associated with health-related correlates of stress. We examined whether lower neighborhood income would relate to higher allostatic load, or physiological well-being, through psychological, affective, and behavioral pathways. Using data from the Biomarker Project of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study and the 2000 Census, we demonstrated that people living in lower income neighborhoods have higher allostatic load net of individual income. Moreover, findings indicate that this relation is partially accounted for by anxious arousal symptoms, fast food consumption, smoking, and exercise habits.</p>

Alternate JournalHealth Place
PubMed ID27583527
PubMed Central IDPMC5021616
Grant ListUL1 TR000427 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG000037 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
M01 RR000865 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG042431 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
M01 RR023942 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR001425 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
P01 AG020166 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG019239 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U19 AG051426 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States