Author(s): Goodman MS, Gaskin DJ, Si X, Stafford JD, Lachance C,
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Abstract Residential segregation has been shown to be associated with health outcomes and health care utilization. We examined the association between racial composition of five physical environments throughout the life course and adequate health literacy among 836 community health center patients in Suffolk County, NY. Respondents who attended a mostly White junior high school or currently lived in a mostly White neighborhood were more likely to have adequate health literacy compared to those educated or living in predominantly minority or diverse environments. This association was independent of the respondent's race, ethnicity, age, education, and country of birth. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Health Place
and referenced in Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics