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Author(s):Sugiyama, Takemi; Francis, Jacinta; Middleton, Nicholas J.; Owen, Neville; Giles-Corti, Billie
Author Affiliation:Sugiyama and Owen: Ph.D. and Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia, Australia; Francis and Middleton: Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth; Giles-Corti: Ph.D. and Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth
Title:Associations between recreational walking and attractiveness, size, and proximity of neighborhood open spaces
Source:American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 100, No. 9, September 2010, p. 1752-1757.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Washington, D.C.: American Public Health Association
Related Web URL:http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2009.182006
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aesthetic values; Evaluations; Fitness; Greenspace; Health benefits; Paths; Turf values; Urban habitat
Abstract/Contents:"Objectives. We examined associations of attractiveness, size, and proximity of multiple neighborhood open spaces (NOSs) with recreational walking. Methods. Adults participating in the Residential Environments (RESIDE) study (n = 1366) in Perth, Australia, reported time spent engaging in recreational walking within their neighborhoods. Park audit data and geographic information systems were used to identify the most attractive, largest, and nearest NOS within a 1.6-km radius from each participant's residential location. Regression analysis was used to examine attributes (attractiveness, size, and proximity) of these open spaces and their associations with participants recreational walking. Results. Shorter distance to attractive open spaces was associated with doing any recreational walking, but adults with larger attractive open spaces within 1.6 km of their home were more likely to walk 150 minutes or more in a week. Conclusions. For adults, the presence of a large, high-quality park within walking distance of one's home may be more important in promoting sufficient amounts of walking for health benefits than is the presence of an open space within a shorter distance."
Language:English
References:34
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Geographic Terms:Perth, Western Australia, Australia
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Sugiyama, T., J. Francis, N. J. Middleton, N. Owen, and B. Giles-Corti. 2010. Associations between recreational walking and attractiveness, size, and proximity of neighborhood open spaces. American Journal of Public Health. 100(9):p. 1752-1757.
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