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DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2008.07.006
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Author(s):Bell, Janice F.; Wilson, Jeffrey S.; Liu, Gilbert C.
Author Affiliation:Bell: Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Wilson: Department of Geography, Indiana University - Purdue University; Liu: Children's Health Services Research Program, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Title:Neighborhood greenness and 2-year changes in body mass index of children and youth
Section:Research articles
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Source:American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 35, No. 6, December 2008, p. 547-553.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Health; Turf values; Health benefits; Environmental effects; Demographics; Lawn in American culture
Abstract/Contents:"Background: Available studies of the built environment and the BMI of children and youth suggest a contemporaneous association with neighborhood greenness in neighborhoods with high population density. The current study tests whether greenness and residential density are independently associated with 2-year changes in the BMI of children and youth. Methods: The sample included children and youth aged 3-16 years who lived at the same address for 24 consecutive months and received well-child care from a Marion County IN clinic network within the years 1996-2002 (n=3831). Multiple linear regression was used to examine associations among age- and gender-specific BMI z-scores in Year 2, residential density, and a satellite-derived measure of greenness, controlling for baseline BMI z-scores and other covariates. Logistic regression was used to model associations between an indicator of BMI z-score increase from baseline to Time 2 and the above-mentioned predictors. Results: Higher greenness was significantly associated with lower BMI z-scores at Time 2 regardless of residential density characteristics. Higher residential density was not associated with Time 2 BMI z-scores in models regardless of greenness. Higher greenness was also associated with lower odds of children's and youth's increasing their BMI z-scores over 2 years (OR=0.87; 95% CI=0.79, 0.97). Conclusions: Greenness may present a target for environmental approaches to preventing child obesity. Children and youth living in greener neighborhoods had lower BMI z-scores at Time 2, presumably due to increased physical activity or time spent outdoors. Conceptualizations of walkability from adult studies, based solely on residential density, may be relevant to children and youth in urban environments."
Language:English
References:49
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Bell, J. F., J. S. Wilson, and G. C. Liu. 2008. Neighborhood greenness and 2-year changes in body mass index of children and youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 35(6):p. 547-553.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2008.07.006
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http://www.ajpm-online.net/article/PIIS0749379708007344/fulltext
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http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(08)00734-4/pdf
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