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Jia H, Moriarty DG, Kanarek N. County-Level Social Environment Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life Among US Adults: A Multilevel Analysis. J Community Health 2009;34(5):430-439. abstract

Kim D, Kawachi I. U.S. State-level social capital and health-related quality of life: multilevel evidence of main, mediating, and modifying effects. Ann Epidemiol 2007;17(4):258–69. Epub 2007 Feb 26. abstract

Gabbidon SL, SA Peterson SA. Living while black—A state-level analysis of the influence of select social stressors on the quality of life among black Americans. J Black Studies 2006;37(1)83–102. See http://jbs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/37/1/83.

Shao SJ, Su SC, Kanarek N. County-level basics of living affects overall mortality rate in the United States—2000. Applied Research in Quality of Life 2006;1:97–106. See http://www.springerlink.com/content/c158k82727541788/

Michalos AC, Thommasen HV, Read R, Anderson N, Zumbo BD. Determinants of health and the quality of life in the Bella Coola Valley. Soc Indicators Res 2005;72(1):1–50. See http://www.springerlink.com/content/v45k7462mx73h528/

Szwarwald CL, Bastos FI, Esteves MAP. State of animus among Brazilians: influence of socioeconomic context? Cad Saúde Pública 2005;21(suppl1)S33–S42. abstract html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health-Related Quality of Life, Part II — State and Local Applications [Internet]. Chronic Disease Notes and Reports 2004;16:1-48. pdf [1200KB]

Jia H, Muennig P, Lubetkin EI, Gold MR. Predicting geographic variations in behavioral risk factors; an analysis of physical and mental healthy days. J Epidemiol Community Health 2004;58(2):150–155. abstract

Young FW. Socioeconomic Status and Health: The Problem of Explanation and a Sociological Solution. Social Theory & Health 2004;2(2):123–141. See http://www.palgrave-journals.com/sth/journal/v2/n2/abs/8700026a.html.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Community indicators of health-related quality of life—United States, 1993–1997. MMWR 2000;49(13):281–285. abstract html pdf [283K].

Armstrong DL, Castorina J. Community occupational structure, basic services, and coronary mortality in Washington State, 1980–1994. Annals of Epidemiology 1998;8(6):370–377. abstract

Molinari C, Ahern M, Michael Hendryx M. The relationship of community quality to the health of women and men. Soc Sci & Med 1998;47(8):1113-1120. abstract

Durch JS, Bailey LA, Stoto MA (Eds); Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health, Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 1997:1-496. html

Moriarty, D. CDC Studies Community Quality of Life. NACCHO News 1996 May-June 12(3):10,13.

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