Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal:
Size of study:
2902 adults, 18-65 years of age
Compared to individuals who reported good neighborhood quality, the mean telomere length of those who reported moderate neighborhood quality was approximately 69 base pair shorter. This base pair deficit was estimated to be 8.7 years of chronological age. Those who reported poor neighborhood quality were 174 base pair shorter, equivalent to 11.9 years of chronological age.