Journal article

The relationship between destination proximity, destination mix and physical activity behaviors

Gavin R McCormack, Billie Giles-Corti, Max Bulsara

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The presence and mix of destinations is an important aspect of the built environment that may encourage or discourage physical activity. This study examined the association between the proximity and mix of neighbourhood destinations and physical activity. METHODS: Secondary analysis was undertaken on physical activity data from Western Australian adults (n=1394). These data were linked with geographical information systems (GIS) data including the presence and the mix of destinations located within 400 and 1500 m from respondents' homes. Associations with walking for transport and recreation and vigorous physical activity were examined. RESULTS: Access to post boxes, bus stops, c..

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