Journal article

Area-level socio-economic disparities in active and sedentary transport: Investigating the role of population density in Australia

Takemi Sugiyama, Rachel Cole, Russell Thompson, Shannon Sahlqvist, Thiago Herick de Sa, Alison Carver, Thomas Astell-Burt

JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Physical inactivity is considered as a key factor that contributes to socio-economic inequalities in health, a persistent problem in our society. Living in areas of lower socio-economic status (SES) is known to be associated with lower levels of leisure-time physical activity. However, research examining the relationship between area-level SES and transport-related physical activity has reported mixed findings. This may be due to the presence of sub-groups in which differential associations between transport behaviours and SES exist. This cross-sectional study examined associations of area-level SES with active and sedentary transport behaviours, and whether population density moderates the ..

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