Residential green space, air pollution, socioeconomic deprivation and cardiovascular medication sales in Belgium: A nationwide ecological study

Last updated on 14-1-2020 by Raf Aerts

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Green space may improve cardiovascular (CV) health, for example by promoting physical activity and by reducing air pollution, noise and heat.  Socioeconomic and environmental factors may modify the health effects of green space. We examined the association between residential green space and reimbursed CV medication sales in Belgium between 2006 and 2014, adjusting for socioeconomic deprivation and air pollution.  We analyzed data for 11,575 census tracts using structural equation models for the entire country and for the administrative regions.  Latent variables for green sp…

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