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Ambient greenness, access to local green spaces, and subsequent mental health: a 10-year longitudinal dynamic panel study of 2·3 million adults in Wales

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Living in greener areas, or close to green and blue spaces (GBS; eg, parks, lakes, or beaches), is associated with better mental health, but longitudinal evidence when GBS exposures precede outcomes is less available. We aimed to analyse the effect of living in or moving to areas with more green space or better access to GBS on subsequent adult mental health over time, while explicitly considering health inequalities.


Rebecca S Geary, Daniel Thompson, Amy Mizen, Ashley Akbari, Joanne K Garrett, Francis M Rowney, Alan Watkins, Ronan A Lyons, Gareth Stratton, Rebecca Lovell, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Sarah C Parker, Jiao Song, Dialechti Tsimpida, James White, Mathew P White, Susan Williams, Benedict W Wheeler, Richard Fry, Sarah E Rodgers.

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