Journal article

Associations between individual socioeconomic position, neighbourhood disadvantage and transport mode: baseline results from the HABITAT multilevel study

Jerome N Rachele, Anne M Kavanagh, Hannah Badland, Billie Giles-Corti, Simon Washington, Gavin Turrell

JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Understanding how different socioeconomic indicators are associated with transport modes provide insight into which interventions might contribute to reducing socioeconomic inequalities in health. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between neighbourhood-level socioeconomic disadvantage, individual-level socioeconomic position (SEP), and usual transport mode. METHODS: This investigation included 11,036 residents from 200 neighbourhoods in Brisbane, Australia. Respondents self-reported their usual transport mode (car or motorbike, public transport, walking or cycling). Indicators for individual-level SEP were education, occupation and household income; and neighb..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities


Awarded by Australian Prevention Partnership Centre


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveability Communities


Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The HABITAT study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (ID 497236, 339718, 1047453). JNR is supported by the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities (ID 1061404) and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (ID 9100001). HB is supported by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveability Communities (ID 1061404), The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (ID 9100001) and VicHealth. BG-C is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (ID 1004900). SW holds the Queensland Academic and Strategic Transport Chair funded by Transport and Main Roads and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission. GT is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (ID 1003710).