Neighborhood walkability and cardiometabolic risk factors in australian adults: an observational study
Falk Mueller-Riemenschneider, Gavin Pereira, Karen Villanueva, Hayley Christian, Matthew Knuiman, Billie Giles-Corti, Fiona C Bull
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Studies repeatedly highlight associations between the built environment and physical activity, particularly walking. Fewer studies have examined associations with cardiometabolic risk factors, with associations with obesity inconsistent and scarce evidence examining associations with other cardiometabolic risk factors. We aim to investigate the association between neighborhood walkability and the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and type-2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 5,970 adults in Western Australia. Walkability was measured objectively for a 1,600 m and 800 m neighborhood buffer. Logistic regression was used to assess associat..View full abstract
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Globally there is growing concern about the health, social, environmental, and economic impacts of rising levels of inactivity and obesity, ..
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship
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The authors acknowledge Ms Sharyn Hickey and Mr Nicholas Middleton for the calculation of GIS measures and Dr Sarah Joyce and the Data Linkage Unit from the Department of Health WA for provision of the health data. The Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) provided funding for this project under grant # 18922. HC is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (# 1036350). BGC is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (# 1004900).