Do low-income neighbourhoods have the least green space? A cross-sectional study of Australia's most populous cities
Thomas Astell-Burt, Xiaoqi Feng, Suzanne Mavoa, Hannah M Badland, Billie Giles-Corti
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: An inequitable distribution of parks and other 'green spaces' could exacerbate health inequalities if people on lower incomes, who are already at greater risk of preventable diseases, have poorer access. METHODS: The availability of green space within 1 kilometre of a Statistical Area 1 (SA1) was linked to data from the 2011 Australian census for Sydney (n = 4.6 M residents); Melbourne (n = 4.2 M); Brisbane (n = 2.2 M); Perth (n = 1.8 M); and Adelaide (n = 1.3 M). Socioeconomic circumstances were measured via the percentage population of each SA1 living on < $21,000 per annum. Negative binomial and logit regression models were used to investigate association between the avail..View full abstract
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We acknowledge the Australian Bureau of Statistics for use of the 2011 Australian census and meshblock data. We extend our thanks to all of the referees for their constructive feedback and recommendations. TAB's contribution was funded by a Fellowship with the National Heart Foundation of Australia. BGC is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship # 1004900.