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Multiple Health Benefits of Urban Tree Canopy: The Mounting Evidence for a Green Prescription (Health & Place)

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2005); 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2007); 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2009); Obesity/Overweight; Asthma; Diabetes; Other Conditions; Adult

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2016-09-14T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

​Authors aim to enhance the understanding of the health-promoting potential of trees in an urbanized region of the United States. They used high-resolution LiDAR and imagery data to quantify tree cover within 250 meters of the residence of 7,910 adult participants in the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) from 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, then tested for main and mediating associations between tree cover and multiple health measures.

Results indicate that more neighborhood tree cover, independent from green space access, was related to better overall health, primarily mediated by lower overweight/obesity and better social cohesion, and to a lesser extent by less type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma. These findings suggest an important role for trees and nature in improving holistic population health in urban areas.

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