Neighborhood Deprivation Index - Diez Roux

Measure Definition:

The Neighborhood Deprivation Index is based on factor analysis of four measures of SES at the census tract level: Neighborhood poverty, median household income, % < high school,  and % college.


Neighborhood Characteristics

Construct Definition (and Source):

Characteristics that may describe the demographic, social, built environment, or economic characteristics of a geographic area in which people live and can affect health and well-being of neighborhood residents. Neighborhood environments include the physical environment (unsafe air/water), built environment (sidewalks/greenspace) and the social environment (safety, sense of community). (MeSH)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Boone-Heinonen J, Diez Roux AV, Kiefe CI, Lewis CE, Guilkey DK, Gordon-Larsen P. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Mar;72(5):641-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.12.013. Epub 2011 Jan 25.PMID: 21316829