We examined the long-term association between objective neighbourhood sociodemographic characteristics (index of socioeconomic position (SEP), average income, percent low-income earners, average house price, percent immigrants and urban density) with depressive and anxiety symptoms, covering five 3-year waves of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (n = 3,772). Multi-level regression models assessed each neighbourhood-level characteristic separately, adjusting for individual-level covariates. A higher percentage of immigrants and higher urban density, but not other neighbourhood characteristics, were significantly associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms over time in models adjusted for individual SEP. Results of time interaction models indicated that the associations were stable over the 15-year period.

dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102172, hdl.handle.net/1765/126794
Health & Place
Department of Public Health

Motoc, I. (I.), Timmermans, E.J. (E. J.), Deeg, D.J.H, Penninx, B.W.J.H. (B. W.J.H.), & Huisman, M. (2019). Associations of neighbourhood sociodemographic characteristics with depressive and anxiety symptoms in older age: Results from a 5-wave study over 15 years. Health & Place, 59. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102172