Journal article

Change in walking for transport: a longitudinal study of the influence of neighbourhood disadvantage and individual-level socioeconomic position in mid-aged adults

Gavin Turrell, Belinda Hewitt, Michele Haynes, Andrea Nathan, Billie Giles-Corti

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Unlike leisure time physical activity, knowledge of the socioeconomic determinants of active transport is limited, research on this topic has produced mixed and inconsistent findings, and it remains unknown if peoples' engagement in active transport declines as they age. This longitudinal study examined relationships between neighbourhood disadvantage, individual-level socioeconomic position and walking for transport (WfT) during mid- and early old-age (40 - 70 years). Three questions were addressed: (i) which socioeconomic groups walk for transport, (ii) does the amount of walking change over time as people age, and (iii) is the change socioeconomically patterned? METHODS: The d..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The HABITAT study is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, #1047453, #497236, #339718). GT is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (#1003710) and BGC is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1004900). GT and BGC are Chief Investigators on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Livable Communities (#1061404).