Journal article

Is the Neighbourhood Environment Associated with Sedentary Behaviour Outside of School Hours Among Children?

Jenny Veitch, Anna Timperio, David Crawford, Gavin Abbott, Billie Giles-Corti, Jo Salmon

Annals of Behavioral Medicine | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about neighbourhood environments and children's sedentary behaviour outside school hours. PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the associations between public open spaces (POS), parent perceptions of the neighbourhood and children's sedentary behaviours. METHODS: Parents reported their child's television viewing and computer/electronic game time and their perceptions of the physical and social neighbourhood. Children's sedentary time was objectively assessed. The closest POS was audited. RESULTS: Cross-sectionally, living near a POS with a water feature and greater parental satisfaction with POS quality were negatively associated with computer/e-games; greater POS ..

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