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Inequality, greenspaces, and pregnant women: Roles of ethnicity and individual and neighbourhood socioeconomic status

The study observed increase in birthweight associated with higher residential surrounding greenness is consistent with the existing research on the impact of greenspaces on pregnancy outcomes.

Dadvan, P. et al

Environment International, Vol. 71, Oct. 2014, pp. 101-108

While the study's findings for residential proximity to greenspaces were not conclusive, it did show a positive association between residential surrounding greenness and birth weight, which was evident only in White British participants and not in those of Pakistani origin. Study findings were also suggestive of stronger associations between residential surrounding greenness in larger buffers and birth weight for more deprived participants which was not evident for residential surrounding greenness in smaller buffers.