Farley TA, et al. The relationship between the neighbourhood environment and adverse birth outcomes. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. May 2006;20(3):188-200.
The aim of this study was to explore whether conditions of mothers’ neighbourhood of residence contributed to adverse birth outcomes, independent of individual-level determinants. Results suggested that measures of neighbourhood economic conditions were associated with both fetal growth and the length of gestation, independent of individual-level factors.