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dc.contributor.authorChristian, H.
dc.contributor.authorBall, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorZubrick, S.
dc.contributor.authorBrinkman, S.
dc.contributor.authorTurrell, G.
dc.contributor.authorBoruff, B.
dc.contributor.authorFoster, S.
dc.identifier.citationChristian, H. and Ball, S. and Zubrick, S. and Brinkman, S. and Turrell, G. and Boruff, B. and Foster, S. 2017. Relationship between the neighbourhood built environment and early child development. Health and Place. 48: pp. 90-101.

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The relationship between features of the neighbourhood built environment and early child development was investigated using area-level data from the Australian Early Development Census. Overall 9.0% of children were developmentally vulnerable on the Physical Health and Well-being domain, 8.1% on the Social Competence domain and 8.1% on the Emotional Maturity domain. After adjustment for socio-demographic factors, Local Communities with the highest quintile of home yard space had significantly lower odds of developmental vulnerability on the Emotional Maturity domain. Residing in a Local Community with fewer main roads was associated with a decrease in the proportion of children developmentally vulnerable on the Social Competence domain. Overall, sociodemographic factors were more important than aspects of the neighbourhood physical environment for explaining variation between Local Communities in the developmental vulnerability of children.

dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.titleRelationship between the neighbourhood built environment and early child development
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleHealth and Place
curtin.departmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
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