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The association between early childhood access to green space & adult blood pressure


Hypertension continues to be a problem for many Americans. Studies have linked one's neighborhood to blood pressure. It would be important to analyze the relationship between childhood green spaces and later-life blood pressure. The goal of this project was to assess the association between early life access to green spaces and adult blood pressure. Using data from the Collaborative Perinatal Project and New England Family Study, we mapped a participant's access to green space within a buffer zone. Their childhood access to green spaces was then correlated to their adult blood pressure. This study is important for understanding area level determinants of health and its role across the lifecourse. We also anticipate important policy implications with the results.


Mei, Anthony, "The association between early childhood access to green space & adult blood pressure" (2017). Summer Research Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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