Journal article

Residential vs school neighborhoods: Associations with physical activity among adolescents

Venurs HY Loh, Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon, Ester Cerin, Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Villanueva, Anna Timperio

HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Adolescents have the potential to be active in multiple places across weekdays and weekends. While the built environment features around home are known to be important for adolescents' physical activity, specific built environment features that facilitate physical activity outside the home neighbourhood are not well explored. Given that adolescents spend most days of the week at school, the built environment surrounding school may be particularly important for supporting their physical activity. This study examined cross-sectional associations of objective built environments around home and school at multiple spatial scales with accelerometer assessed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Awarded by Australian National Heart Foundation


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 HL111378. JV is supported by an Australian National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (ID 101928). JS was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellowship (APP1026216) during this study. EC is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT14010085). SM is supported by an Australian NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#1121035). AT was supported by a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (Award 100046) during the study.