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Article: Relationships of land use mix with walking for transport: Do land uses and geographical scale matter?

TitleRelationships of land use mix with walking for transport: Do land uses and geographical scale matter?
Authors
KeywordsEntropy
Gis
Land Use Mix
Physical Activity
Walking For Transport
Issue Date2010
Citation
Journal Of Urban Health, 2010, v. 87 n. 5, p. 782-795 How to Cite?
AbstractPhysical activity and public health recommendations now emphasize the creation of activity-friendly neighborhoods. Mixed land use in a neighborhood is important in this regard, as it reflects the availability of destinations to which residents can walk or ride bicycles, and thus is likely to contribute to residents' active lifestyles that in turn will influence their overall health. Relationships between land use mix (LUM) and physical activity have not been apparent in some studies, which may be because geographical scale and the specificity of hypothesized environment-behavior associations are not taken into account. We compared the strength of association of four Geographic Information Systems-derived LUM measures with walking for transport and perceived proximity to destinations. We assessed physical activity behaviors of 2, 506 adults in 154 Census Collection Districts (CCDs) in Adelaide, Australia, for which ''original'' LUM measures were calculated, and then refined by either: accounting for the geographic scale of measurement; including only the most-relevant land uses; or, both. The refined (but not the ''original'') LUM measures had significant associations with the frequency of walking for transport (p∈<∈0.05) and area-corrected measures had significant associations with the duration of walking for transport. All LUM measures had significant associations with perceived proximity to destinations, but stronger associations were seen when using the refined measures compared with the original LUM. Identifying the LUM attributes most strongly associated with walking for transport is a priority and can inform environmental and policy initiatives that are needed to promote health-enhancing physical activity. © 2010 The New York Academy of Medicine.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176064
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.046
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.244
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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, MJen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinkler, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorSugiyama, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorDutoit, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Nen_US
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dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Urban Health, 2010, v. 87 n. 5, p. 782-795en_US
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dc.description.abstractPhysical activity and public health recommendations now emphasize the creation of activity-friendly neighborhoods. Mixed land use in a neighborhood is important in this regard, as it reflects the availability of destinations to which residents can walk or ride bicycles, and thus is likely to contribute to residents' active lifestyles that in turn will influence their overall health. Relationships between land use mix (LUM) and physical activity have not been apparent in some studies, which may be because geographical scale and the specificity of hypothesized environment-behavior associations are not taken into account. We compared the strength of association of four Geographic Information Systems-derived LUM measures with walking for transport and perceived proximity to destinations. We assessed physical activity behaviors of 2, 506 adults in 154 Census Collection Districts (CCDs) in Adelaide, Australia, for which ''original'' LUM measures were calculated, and then refined by either: accounting for the geographic scale of measurement; including only the most-relevant land uses; or, both. The refined (but not the ''original'') LUM measures had significant associations with the frequency of walking for transport (p∈<∈0.05) and area-corrected measures had significant associations with the duration of walking for transport. All LUM measures had significant associations with perceived proximity to destinations, but stronger associations were seen when using the refined measures compared with the original LUM. Identifying the LUM attributes most strongly associated with walking for transport is a priority and can inform environmental and policy initiatives that are needed to promote health-enhancing physical activity. © 2010 The New York Academy of Medicine.en_US
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dc.subjectEntropyen_US
dc.subjectGisen_US
dc.subjectLand Use Mixen_US
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen_US
dc.subjectWalking For Transporten_US
dc.titleRelationships of land use mix with walking for transport: Do land uses and geographical scale matter?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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