publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The association between green space and depressive symptoms in pregnant women: moderating roles of socioeconomic status and physical activity

McEachan, Rosie; Prady, S; SMITH, Graham; Fairley, Leslie; Cabieses, B; GIDLOW, Christopher; Wright, John; Dadvand, Payam; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, volume 70, pages 253-259 (issn: 0143-005X, eissn: 1470-2738, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background The current study explored the association between green space and depression in a deprived, multiethnic sample of pregnant women, and examined moderating and mediating variables.\ud \ud Method 7547 women recruited to the ‘Born in Bradford’ cohort completed a questionnaire during pregnancy. A binary measure of depressive symptoms was calculated using a validated survey. Two green space measures were used: quintiles of residential greenness calculated using the normalised difference vegetation index for three neighbourhood sizes (100, 300 and 500 m to green space buffer zones around participant addresses); access to major green spaces estimated as stra...
free text keywords: Socioeconomic status, Cohort, Demography, Mediation (statistics), Level design, Gerontology, Ethnic group, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Social class, Logistic regression, business.industry, business, Neighbourhood (mathematics), 1506, Pregnancy and Childbirth, DEPRESSION, DEPRIVATION, Environmental epidemiology, ETHNICITY, PREGNANCY, B900
Funded by
Positive health effects of the natural outdoor environment in typical populations in different regions in Europe (PHENOTYPE)
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 282996
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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