National WIC Association

The relationship between the neighbourhood environment and adverse birth outcomes

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.