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    Christiane Stock, Anne Ellaway, editors.
    Summary: It has long been theorized that people living in poor areas have more health problems than their more advantaged peers. More recently, science has been testing this hypothesis, concentrating on the impact of the built environment on well-being and its contribution to health inequities.Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion offers sociology-based theory and evidence-based findings so readers may better understand the effects of place on health choices, behaviour, and outcomes. This international volume analyzes the complex relationships among neighbourhood conditions and characteristics,

    Contents:
    Understanding Health as a Matter of Place
    Neighbourhood Context and Mortality: An Overview
    Area Effects on Behaviour and Lifestyle: The Spatiality of Injustice
    Sociological Perspectives on Neighbourhood Context and Health
    People and Place: The Interrelated Connections Between Interactions, Perceptions and Space
    Measuring and Monitoring Neighbourhood Structure
    Methods to Measure Neighbourhoods and Analyse Their Impact on Health: An Overview
    Access to Health-Promoting Facilities and Amenities
    GIS: A Spatial Turn in the Health Science?
    Using GPS to Measure the Interaction Between Individuals and Their Neighbourhood
    Mathematical Approaches to Analysing Area-Level Effects on Health
    Neighbourhood and Lifestyle
    Vitamin G (Green Spaces and Health): Potential Mechanisms, Policy Implications and Ideas for Further Research
    Socioeconomic Differences in Physical Activity: The Role of Neighbourhood Factors
    Building in Prevention: Nudging Towards Physical Activity and Public Health
    Rethinking Exposure in Area Studies on Social Inequities in Smoking in Youth and Young Adults
    Neighbourhood Structure and Alcohol and Other Drug Use: Implications for Prevention
    Neighbourhoods and Healthy Nutrition
    School Neighbourhoods and Obesity Prevention in Youth
    Connecting Gender, Space and Place: Are There Gender Differences in the Relationships Between the Social Environment and Health-Related Behaviours?
    From Neighbourhood and Health Research to Health Promotion Practice.
    Digital Access Springer 2013