Journal article

Prospective trends in body mass index by main transport mode, 2007-2013

Gavin Turrell, Belinda A Hewitt, Jerome N Rachele, Billie Giles-Corti, Wendy J Brown

JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Cohort studies have examined whether change in transport mode is associated with change in bodyweight among commuters. We complement this research by examining trends in body mass index (BMI) for men and women who used the same transport mode between 2007 and 2013, and where transport was used for any activity of daily life. Methods: Data are from the HABITAT study, a longitudinal investigation of health among 11,035 persons aged 40–65 residing in 200 neighbourhoods in Brisbane, Australia. Transport mode was measured as private motor vehicle (PMV), public transport, walking, and cycling. Analyses were conducted using random effects models before and after adjustment for time-vary..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities Postdoctoral Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The HABITAT Study is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (ID497236, ID339718, and ID1047453). BH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT140100861). JNR is supported by an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities Postdoctoral Fellowship (ID1061404). BGC is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (ID1004900).