Journal article

The impact of the built environment on health across the life course: design of a cross-sectional data linkage study

Karen Villanueva, Gavin Pereira, Matthew Knuiman, Fiona Bull, Lisa Wood, Hayley Christian, Sarah Foster, Bryan J Boruff, Bridget Beesley, Sharyn Hickey, Sarah Joyce, Andrea Nathan, Dick Saarloos, Billie Giles-Corti

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The built environment is increasingly recognised as being associated with health outcomes. Relationships between the built environment and health differ among age groups, especially between children and adults, but also between younger, mid-age and older adults. Yet few address differences across life stage groups within a single population study. Moreover, existing research mostly focuses on physical activity behaviours, with few studying objective clinical and mental health outcomes. The Life Course Built Environment and Health (LCBEH) project explores the impact of the built environment on self-reported and objectively measured health outcomes in a random sample of people ac..

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Awarded by Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation


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Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation


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Funding Acknowledgements

The Department of Health of Western Australia, and WA Data Linkage Branch is gratefully acknowledged for providing, and extracting HWSS, HMDS and MH data. Spatial data based on information provided by and with the permission of the (c) Western Australian Land Information Authority (ie, Landgate) was used. Sensis Pty Ltd provided access to destination data obtained from its Yellow Pages database. Nick Middleton is gratefully acknowledged for his role in developing GIS scripts used for analyses, and processing GIS measures in 2010 and 2011. LW is supported by a Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship (#20693); HC by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (#1036350); SF by a Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship (#21363); SH and BB by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant (#458668). BGC is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900).This project was supported by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation that is, Healthway (#18922).