Journal article

Distribution of physical activity facilities in Scotland by small area measures of deprivation and urbanicity

Karen E Lamb, Neil S Ferguson, Yang Wang, David Ogilvie, Anne Ellaway



BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of physical activity facilities by area-level deprivation in Scotland, adjusting for differences in urbanicity, and exploring differences between and within the four largest Scottish cities. METHODS: We obtained a list of all recreational physical activity facilities in Scotland. These were mapped and assigned to datazones. Poisson and negative binomial regression models were used to investigate associations between the number of physical activity facilities relative to population size and quintile of area-level deprivation. RESULTS: The results showed that prior to adjustment for urbanicity, the density of all facilities less..

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Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative, with support from the following organisations: Alzheimer's Research Trust; Alzheimer's Society; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government Health Directorate; Department of Health; Diabetes UK; Economic and Social Research Council; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Food Standards Agency; Health & Social Care Research & Development Office for Northern Ireland; Medical Research Council; The Stroke Association; Welsh Assembly Government; and World Cancer Research Fund.AE, KEL and DO are employed by the UK Medical Research Council. DO is also supported by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Funding from the British Heart Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of Health or other funders.