Neighborhood Correlates of Sitting Time for Australian Adults in New Suburbs: Results From RESIDE
Sarah Foster, Gavin Pereira, Hayley Christian, Matthew Knuiman, Fiona Bull, Billie Giles-Corti
ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015
The neighborhood influences on walking are well recognized, yet less is known about how the environment impacts sedentary behaviors. This study used a social-ecological model to examine the correlates of sitting time, independent of walking behavior. Objective built environment measures and self-reported community participation were examined for associations with sitting time for 1,179 residents in Perth, Western Australia. Neighborhood built environment and social factors were significantly associated with women’s sitting time only. In particular, the presence of community infrastructure was negatively associated with women’s weekday sitting (relative reduction = 0.951; p =.037), but statis..View full abstract
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Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant
Awarded by Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship
Awarded by NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship
Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded by a Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) (11828) and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (LP0455453). The first author is supported by a Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship (21363), the third author by an NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (1036350), and the last author by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (1004900).