Principal Investigator(s): Ross, Catherine E., University of Texas at Austin. Department of Sociology and Population Research Center; Britt, Chester, Arizona State University. Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
The Survey of Community, Crime, and Health (CCH) was conducted in 1995 and 1998 in Illinois to examine the relationship between neighborhood disadvantage and physical and mental health, (over and above individual socio-economic characteristics), in order to develop a measure of perceived neighborhood disorder and to explore its role in explaining that relationship. Interviews were conducted with 2,482 respondents and covered topics such as physical health, mental health, health behaviors, use of services, and sense of control. Also examined were social support, perceived neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood social support, and personal and household demographics. In addition to individual-level variables, Wave I of the CCH contains a number of community-level variables that were created from the 1990 STF Census data. Variable names starting with T are tract-level, variables starting with C are county-level, and variables starting with P are city-level.
These data are freely available.
Ross, Catherine E., and Chester Britt. Survey of Community, Crime, and Health, 1995, 1998 [United States]. ICPSR04381-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-21. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04381.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04381.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health (RO1 MH51558)
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Date of Collection:
Universe: English-speaking adults living in Illinois.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Wave I may be merged with Wave II on the variable ID.
Sample: Probability sampling was used.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
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