Journal article

Exploring changes in active travel uptake and cessation across the lifespan: Longitudinal evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Survey.

Chance Taylor Pistoll, Steven Cummins

Preventive Medicine Reports | Published : 2019

Abstract

This study aims to explore changes in uptake and cessation of walking, cycling and public transport use across the lifespan in a representative sample of UK adults aged 16 and older. A longitudinal analysis of 11,559 individuals in waves two (2010-2012) and six (2014-2016) of the General Population Sample (GPS) of the UK Household Longitudinal Survey (UKHLS) was performed. The outcome variables were self-reported and categorised as changes to and from 1) walking or cycling and 2) public transport. In adjusted models compared to younger adults (aged 16-34), middle-aged adults (aged 45-55: OR 0.66, p = 0.050) and older adults (aged >55: OR 0.53, p = 0.017) were significantly less likely to ini..

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