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Citation

Lodge, Evans K.; Haji-Noor, Zakiya; Gutierrez, Carmen M.; Aiello, Allison E.; Hoyo, Cathrine; Emch, Michael E.; & Martin, Chantel L. (2022). Gestational Exposure to Neighborhood Police-Reported Crime and Early Childhood Blood Pressure in Durham, NC. Health & Place.

Abstract

Gestational exposure to police-reported crime is associated with adverse birth outcomes, but no previous research has evaluated the effects of gestational crime exposure on early childhood health or attempted to disentangle the health effects of neighborhood crime from the effects of neighborhood policing. Using data from 672 Newborn Epigenetics Study participants, we evaluate the effects of gestational exposure to violent crime and racialized drug policing on early childhood blood pressure. We demonstrate that violence and drug policing are consistently associated with increased blood pressure among children born to Black participants but not White or Latinx participants.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102800

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2022

Journal Title

Health & Place

Author(s)

Lodge, Evans K.
Haji-Noor, Zakiya
Gutierrez, Carmen M.
Aiello, Allison E.
Hoyo, Cathrine
Emch, Michael E.
Martin, Chantel L.

Article Type

Regular

Data Set/Study

Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST)

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

North Carolina

Race/Ethnicity

Black
Hispanic
White

ORCiD

Aiello - 0000-0001-7029-2537
Martin, C. - 0000-0003-1907-0810
Lodge - 0000-0002-2222-5441
Emch - 0000-0003-2642-965X