Longitudinal analysis of the impact of neighborhood context on allostatic load in older puerto ricans
We model the 2- year change score in AL as the dependent variable, and baseline neighborhood context as predictors. Results suggest that Puerto Ricans living in block groups with higher baseline % Latino exhibited higher AL at T2 (B=1.10, p=0.03). Moreover, a higher % of households with income below Boston's median income and a higher % of renters in the neighborhood also showed a positive impact on AL (B=0.42, p=0.2 and B=0.3, p=0.2 respectively). Understanding how neighborhood contexts influence health is imperative to comprehend health disparities and their causes among Latinos, and leveraging longitudinal designs is necessary to strengthen the neighborhood-health literature.
Describe the impact over time of neighborhood characteristics on physical stressors in an aging population of Puerto Ricans. Identify key characteristics of neighborhoods that influence health over time.
Keyword(s): Aging, Latinos
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