Neighborhood deprivation is consistently associated with greater risk of low birthweight. However, large birth size is increasingly relevant but overlooked in neighborhood health research, and proximity within which neighborhood deprivation may affect birth outcomes is unknown. We estimated race/ethnic-specific effects of neighborhood deprivation index (NDI) within 1, 3, 5, and 8. km buffers around Oregon Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (n=3716; 2004-2007) respondents' homes on small and large for gestational age (SGA, LGA). NDI was positively associated with LGA and SGA in most race/ethnic groups. The results varied little across the four buffer sizes.
- Fetal growth
- Pregnancy outcome
- Socioeconomic factors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Health(social science)