Journal article

Are park proximity and park features related to park use and park-based physical activity among adults? Variations by multiple socio-demographic characteristics

Andrew T Kaczynski, Gina M Besenyi, Sonja A Wilhelm Stanis, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Katherine B Oestman, Ryan Bergstrom, Luke R Potwarka, Rodrigo S Reis

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Parks are valuable resources for physical activity (PA) given their widespread availability and low cost to maintain and use. Both proximity to parks and the availability of particular features are important correlates of PA. However, few studies have explored multiple measures of proximity simultaneously or the specific facilities associated with park use and park-based PA among adults, let alone differences across socio-demographic characteristics. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between park proximity and park facilities and adults' park use and park-based PA, while also exploring differences by gender, age, race, and income. METHODS: Data on monthly park..

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