Pathways from neighborhood poverty to depression among older adults

09 Feb 2017Spruha Joshi, Stephen J. Mooney, Andrew G. Rundle, James W. Quinn, John R. Beard, Magdalena Cerd√°

Homicide accounted for 30% of the effect of neighborhood poverty on depressive symptoms. Neighborhood exposure to violence may be a key mechanism through which neighborhood poverty influences depression among older adults.

Cohort Study
1 effect
3497 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Violent crime Brain outcome
Violent crime
Brain system

Depression Brain outcome
Minor increase risk of Depression
Brain system

Moderate evidence