Steven Stellman - Community capacity for cancer prevention

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      Ransom, P. E., Wei, Y., Stellman, S. D. 32 (1) 5-29-

      Abstract: We pilot-tested a street-level study   of availability of physical resources to assess ethnic   disparities in community capacity for cancer prevention in forty   Brooklyn, NY, census tracts with high proportions of White,   African American, or Jamaican immigrant populations. Interns with   GIS maps made street-level inventories of food retailers,   fast-food restaurants, and commercial exercise facilities.   Availability was quantified as resources per capita or square   mile. Median income-adjusted number of supermarkets, greengrocers   and fast-food restaurants per square mile was significantly   higher in Jamaican than in African American or White tracts.   Bodegas per capita was greatest in African American tracts, with   no significant differences among the population groups in   availability of health food stores, or commercial exercise   venues.

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