Developing an openly accessible multi-dimensional small area index of ‘Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards’ for Great Britain, 2016



Green, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-0942-6628, Daras, Konstantinos ORCID: 0000-0002-4573-4628, Davies, Alec ORCID: 0000-0002-4538-1375, Barr, Ben ORCID: 0000-0002-4208-9475 and Singleton, Alex
(2018) Developing an openly accessible multi-dimensional small area index of ‘Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards’ for Great Britain, 2016. Health and Place, 54. 11 - 19.

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Abstract

Health geographers have been long concerned with understanding how the accessibility of individuals to certain environmental features may influence health and wellbeing. Such insights are increasingly being adopted by policy makers for designing healthy neighbourhoods. To support and inform decision making, there is a need for small area national level data. This paper details the creation of a suite of open access health indicators, including a novel multidimensional index summarising 14 health-related features of neighbourhoods for Great Britain. We find no association of our overall index with physical health measures, but a significant association to mental wellbeing.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 04:10
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.019
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3025450