ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN URBAN NATURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK
Grant number: 1121035 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia. Urban nature (e.g. greenness, water, species diversity) is likely to protect against CVD, yet researchers lack knowledge about how this occurs. This project will develop new methods to measure urban nature and examine the relationships with different CVD risk factors (e.g. physical activity, air quality). The results of this project will inform urban planning policy, and help to create healthy cities that reduce CVD.
Related publications (15)
Environmental Mismatch: Do Associations between the Built Environment and Physical Activity among Youth Depend on Concordance with Perceptions?
Venurs HY Loh, Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon, Ester Cerin, Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Villanueva, Anna Timperio
Without accurate awareness of features within the built environment, the availability of a supportive built environment alone may ..
Children's Transport Built Environments: A Mixed Methods Study of Associations between Perceived and Objective Measures and Relationships with Parent Licence for Independent Mobility in Auckland, New Zealand
Melody Smith, Rebecca Amann, Alana Cavadino, Deborah Raphael, Robin Kearns, Roger Mackett, Lisa Mackay, Penelope Carroll, Euan Forsyth, Suzanne Mavoa, Jinfeng Zhao, Erika Ikeda, Karen Witten
Are disadvantaged children more likely to be excluded from analysis when applying global positioning systems inclusion criteria?
Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Lamb, David O'Sullivan, Karen Witten, Melody Smith
OBJECTIVE: When using global positioning systems (GPS) to assess an individual's exposure to their environment, a first step in da..
Identifying appropriate land-use mix measures for use in a national walkability index
Suzanne Mavoa, Claire Boulange, Serryn Eagleson, Joshua Stewart, Hannah M Badland, Billie Giles-Corti, Lucy Gunn
Walkability indices can guide planning and policy for more sustainable and liveble cities. Land-use mix is an important component ..
Modest ratios of fast food outlets to supermarkets and green grocers are associated with higher body mass index: Longitudinal analysis of a sample of 15,229 Australians aged 45 years and older in the Australian National Liveability Study
Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Hannah Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, Billie Giles-Corti