The Relationship Between Neighborhoods, Muscle Strength and Physical Disability in the National Health & Aging Trends Study (NHATS)

Kate Duchowny
Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research


Using data from NHATS, this pilot examines neighborhood effects on muscle strength and whether it may serve as a mechanism linking neighborhoods to physical disability.


  • Perera R, Gronlund C, Noppert G, Duchowny K. Examining the association between land cover and physical mobility: findings from the NHATS study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 9, 2023. Tampa, Florida.