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Article: Physical activity as a mediator of the associations between neighborhood walkability and adiposity in Belgian adults

TitlePhysical activity as a mediator of the associations between neighborhood walkability and adiposity in Belgian adults
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/healthplace
Citation
Health And Place, 2010, v. 16 n. 5, p. 952-960 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined whether physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior mediated the relationship of neighborhood walkability with two measures of adiposity: body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHTR). Twenty-four neighborhoods in Ghent, Belgium were selected, stratified by objectively assessed walkability and by socio-economic status. Participants (1200 adults aged 20-65 years) completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and wore an accelerometer for 7 days. Weight and height were self-reported and waist circumference was objectively measured. Accelerometer-assessed moderate-to-vigorous PA and self-reported cycling for transport mediated the associations of walkability with BMI and WHTR. Moreover, walking for transport and recreational walking significantly mediated the relationship between walkability and BMI. Sedentary behavior did not mediate associations of walkability with BMI or WHTR. These findings suggest that PA, but not sedentary behavior, is a mechanism by which walkability may affect adults' adiposity. Planning for neighborhoods to be high in walkability could have favorable effects on physical activity and weight status. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176063
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.441
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.559
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dc.contributor.authorVan Dyck, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorCardon, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeforche, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorSallis, JFen_US
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Bourdeaudhuij, Ien_US
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dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationHealth And Place, 2010, v. 16 n. 5, p. 952-960en_US
dc.identifier.issn1353-8292en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined whether physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior mediated the relationship of neighborhood walkability with two measures of adiposity: body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHTR). Twenty-four neighborhoods in Ghent, Belgium were selected, stratified by objectively assessed walkability and by socio-economic status. Participants (1200 adults aged 20-65 years) completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and wore an accelerometer for 7 days. Weight and height were self-reported and waist circumference was objectively measured. Accelerometer-assessed moderate-to-vigorous PA and self-reported cycling for transport mediated the associations of walkability with BMI and WHTR. Moreover, walking for transport and recreational walking significantly mediated the relationship between walkability and BMI. Sedentary behavior did not mediate associations of walkability with BMI or WHTR. These findings suggest that PA, but not sedentary behavior, is a mechanism by which walkability may affect adults' adiposity. Planning for neighborhoods to be high in walkability could have favorable effects on physical activity and weight status. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/healthplaceen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdiposity - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshBelgiumen_US
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironment Designen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
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dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMonitoring, Physiologic - Instrumentation - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshMotor Activityen_US
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.meshSedentary Lifestyleen_US
dc.subject.meshWalkingen_US
dc.titlePhysical activity as a mediator of the associations between neighborhood walkability and adiposity in Belgian adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.05.011en_US
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