Journal article

Can neighborhood design support walking? Cross-sectional and prospective findings from Japan

Yung Liao, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Shigeru Inoue, Koichiro Oka

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

Abstract

Objective: We examined (1) cross-sectional and prospective associations of perceived and objectively-measured neighborhood attributes with purpose-specific walking; (2) the differences between cross-sectional and prospective associations in the sample of Japanese middle-to-older-aged adults. Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study to collect data from 544 adults aged 40 to 69 years living in two cities in Japan in 2011 and again in 2013. Generalized linear modelling was employed to examine associations of perceived and GIS-measured built environment attributes (population density, access to destinations, access to public transportation, sidewalk, and street connectivity) with four t..

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Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Awarded by JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Awarded by MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2015-2019 the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

Shibata was supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C: No. 15K01647) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Koohsari was supported by a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (#17716) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Oka was supported by the MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2015-2019 the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (S1511017).