Distressed communities as a breeding ground for noncommunicable conditions

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Recent research has driven home the close relationship between place and health. Geography is often a greater driver of adolescent morbidity and mortality than behavior. To elucidate these relationships, the Well-Being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments study has collected and analyzed data on the health and well-being of adolescents' lowest income communities of five cities: Baltimore, United States; Ibadan, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; New Delhi, India; and Shanghai, China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S4-S5
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Adolescent
  • Global
  • Vulnerable environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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