Journal article

The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activity

B Giles-Corti, RJ Donovan

Social Science & Medicine | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Environmental determinants of health are receiving growing attention in the literature, although there is little empirical research in this area. The Study on Environmental and Individual Determinants of Physical Activity (known as the SEID project) was a social ecological project that examined the relative influence of individual, social environmental and physical environmental determinants of recreational physical activity. It involved a community survey of 1803 healthy workers and home-makers aged 18-59 years living in a 408 km2 area of metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Physical environmental determinants were mainly conceptualised as spatial access to popular recreational facilities..

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