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Table 1 Selected characteristics of study communities

From: How adolescents perceive their communities: a qualitative study that explores the relationship between health and the physical environment

City Selected community Characteristics
Baltimore East Baltimore High prevalence of low income residents near the Johns Hopkins medical campus; majority of residents are African American
Shanghai Sub-district A suburban area located in the northwest of Shanghai, the size is 18.8 square kilometers with about 200,000 inhabitants and over half of inhabitants are migrants
Johannesburg Hillbrow Densely populated inner city area (size is about 1 square kilometer with approximately 100,000 inhabitants); community is characterized by high levels of poverty and crime; made up of local Johannesburg residents and immigrants
Ibadan Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo state Third largest city in Nigeria; capital of Oyo state – within the city, a poor ‘inner city’ community was selected; predominant ethnic group was Yoruba
New Delhi A slum in one of Delhi’s four districts (South Delhi) bordering the state of Haryana Large slum community inhabited by migrant families from different parts of the country, overwhelmingly poor, lacking basic facilities, such as sanitation and water