Journal article

Socio-demographic, behavioural and health-related characteristics associated with active commuting in a regional Australian state: Evidence from the 2016 Tasmanian Population Health Survey.

Oliver Stanesby, Michael Long, Kylie Ball, Leigh Blizzard, Fiona Cocker, Stephen Greaves, Siobhan Harpur, Fay Johnston, Kim Jose, Elaine Marshall, Andrew J Palmer, Melanie Sharman, Alison Venn, Julie Williams, Verity Cleland

Health Promotion Journal of Australia | Published : 2020


ISSUE ADDRESSED: Physical activity is lower and rates of preventable common diseases are higher in regional/rural than urban Australia. Active commuting (walking/bicycling to get from one place to another) may benefit health through increased physical activity, but most evidence of its correlates come from urban studies. This study aimed to investigate associations between active commuting, socio-demographic characteristics, behaviours, total physical activity and health in a regional/rural Australian state. METHODS: This study used data from the 2016 Tasmanian Population Health Survey, a representative cross-sectional self-report survey of 6,300 adults in Tasmania, Australia. Logistic regre..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia