Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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