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Article: Perceived neighborhood environment and park use as mediators of the effect of area socio-economic status on walking behaviors

TitlePerceived neighborhood environment and park use as mediators of the effect of area socio-economic status on walking behaviors
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherHuman Kinetics. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.humankinetics.com/JPAH
Citation
Journal Of Physical Activity And Health, 2010, v. 7 n. 6, p. 802-810 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Access to local parks can affect walking levels. Neighborhood environment and park use may influence relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and walking. Methods: Self-report data on perceived park features, neighborhood environment, park use, neighborhood walking and sociodemographics were obtained from a sample of Australian adults, living in high/low SES areas. Surveys were mailed to 250 randomly selected households within 500m of 12 matched parks. Mediating effects of perceived environment attributes and park use on relationships between area-SES and walking were examined. Results: Mean frequency of local park use was higher for high-SES residents (4.36 vs 3.16 times/wk, P<.01), who also reported higher levels of park safety, maintenance, attractiveness, opportunities for socialization, and neighborhood crime safety, aesthetics, and traffic safety. Safety and opportunity for socialization were independently positively related to monthly frequency of visits to a local park which, in turn, was positively associated with walking for recreation and total walking. Residents of higher SES areas reported an average 22% (95% CI: 5%, 37%) more weekly minutes of recreational walking than their low SES counterparts. Conclusion: Residents of high-SES areas live in environments that promote park use, which positively contributes to their weekly amounts of overall and recreational walking. © 2010 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176068
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.884
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.905
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dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorKremer, Pen_US
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dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Physical Activity And Health, 2010, v. 7 n. 6, p. 802-810en_US
dc.identifier.issn1543-3080en_US
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Access to local parks can affect walking levels. Neighborhood environment and park use may influence relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and walking. Methods: Self-report data on perceived park features, neighborhood environment, park use, neighborhood walking and sociodemographics were obtained from a sample of Australian adults, living in high/low SES areas. Surveys were mailed to 250 randomly selected households within 500m of 12 matched parks. Mediating effects of perceived environment attributes and park use on relationships between area-SES and walking were examined. Results: Mean frequency of local park use was higher for high-SES residents (4.36 vs 3.16 times/wk, P<.01), who also reported higher levels of park safety, maintenance, attractiveness, opportunities for socialization, and neighborhood crime safety, aesthetics, and traffic safety. Safety and opportunity for socialization were independently positively related to monthly frequency of visits to a local park which, in turn, was positively associated with walking for recreation and total walking. Residents of higher SES areas reported an average 22% (95% CI: 5%, 37%) more weekly minutes of recreational walking than their low SES counterparts. Conclusion: Residents of high-SES areas live in environments that promote park use, which positively contributes to their weekly amounts of overall and recreational walking. © 2010 Human Kinetics, Inc.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironmenten_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relationsen_US
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dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.meshSafetyen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshWalkingen_US
dc.titlePerceived neighborhood environment and park use as mediators of the effect of area socio-economic status on walking behaviorsen_US
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