Journal article

The association between neighborhood greenness and weight status: an observational study in Perth Western Australia

Gavin Pereira, Hayley Christian, Sarah Foster, Bryan J Boruff, Fiona Bull, Matthew Knuiman, Billie Giles-Corti

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the relationship between weight status and objectively measured neighborhood greenness and no study has examined this relationship across the different stages of adulthood. This research was an investigation of weight status and neighborhood greenness using objectively measured satellite remote sensing for a large population representative sample. METHOD: Cross-sectional study of 10,208 young adults (16-24 years), mid-age adults (25-64 years) and older adults (65+ years) from a population representative sample for the period 2004-2009 in Perth, Western Australia. Neighborhood greenness was ascertained for a 1600m road network service area around each par..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) Postdoctoral Fellowship


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



Awarded by Healthway


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge Sharyn Hickey, Bridget Beesley and Nicholas Middleton for the calculation of GIS measures and Dr Sarah Joyce and the Data Linkage Unit from the Department of Health Western Australia for provision of the health data. Dr Sarah Foster is supported by a Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) Postdoctoral Fellowship (#21363). Dr Hayley Christian is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (#1036350). Prof Billie Giles-Corti is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1004900). Healthway provided funding for this project under grant #18922.