Journal article

Associations of local-area walkability with disparities in residents' walking and car use

Takemi Sugiyama, Rachel Cole, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Mary Kynn, James F Sallis, Neville Owen

Preventive Medicine | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

Research has examined spatial distribution of physical activity, mostly focusing on between-area differences by examining associations of area-level walkability measures with physical activity. Within-area distribution is also relevant, since larger disparities in physical activity within an area can contribute to greater inequalities in health. However, associations of within-area disparity in walking and walkability have been examined only at a large geographical scale (city level). This cross-sectional study examined associations of local-area walkability measures with within-area disparities in residents' walking and car use, using data collected in the 2009 South-East Queensland Travel ..

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Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Koohsari was supported by Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (#17716). Owen was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence Grant (#1057608), NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (#1118225), and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.