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Conference Paper: Socio-economic status, neighbourhood characteristics, and walking within the neighbourhood among older Hong Kong Chinese

TitleSocio-economic status, neighbourhood characteristics, and walking within the neighbourhood among older Hong Kong Chinese
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Issue Date2014
PublisherInternational Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).
Citation
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), San Diego, CA., 21-24 May 2014. In Conference Abstracts, 2014, p. 73-74, abstract S24.2 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: We examined the associations of educational attainment and area socio-economic status (SES) with total within-neighborhood walking patterns and percentage of walking undertaken for recreation purposes in Hong Kong elders. Environmental mediators of these associations were also examined. METHODS: Chinese-speaking elders (N=484), cognitively unimpaired and able to walk unassisted, were recruited from 32 street blocks in Hong Kong. These street blocks were stratified by SES and transport-related walkability. Interviewer-administered surveys were conducted to collect data on walking and socio-demographics. Neighborhood environments were audited using a validated tool appropriate for Asian ultra-dense urban environments. RESULTS: Educational attainment was positively related to walking outcomes, while area SES was only positively related to percentage of walking allocated to recreational purposes. While no mediators of area SES-walking associations were identified, several environmental attributes explained the associations of educational attainment with walking. These included signs of crime, presence of stray dogs and physical barriers to walking. Also several environment attributes acted as correlates of the two walking outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Educational attainment rather than area SES was a key determinant of walking in Hong Kong elders. Only a few environmental characteristics explained SES differences in walking behavior, which indicated that individual and social factors may be more important in this respect within the context of Hong Kong.
DescriptionSymposium 24 (S24) - Physical activity in an ultra-dense environment: What factors matter?: no. S24.2
The Conference program's website is located at http://isbnpa2014.org/scientificProgram.aspx
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197760

 

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dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorMellecker, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, MCen_US
dc.contributor.authorSit, CHPen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, WM-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-29T08:49:15Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-29T08:49:15Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), San Diego, CA., 21-24 May 2014. In Conference Abstracts, 2014, p. 73-74, abstract S24.2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197760-
dc.descriptionSymposium 24 (S24) - Physical activity in an ultra-dense environment: What factors matter?: no. S24.2-
dc.descriptionThe Conference program's website is located at http://isbnpa2014.org/scientificProgram.aspx-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: We examined the associations of educational attainment and area socio-economic status (SES) with total within-neighborhood walking patterns and percentage of walking undertaken for recreation purposes in Hong Kong elders. Environmental mediators of these associations were also examined. METHODS: Chinese-speaking elders (N=484), cognitively unimpaired and able to walk unassisted, were recruited from 32 street blocks in Hong Kong. These street blocks were stratified by SES and transport-related walkability. Interviewer-administered surveys were conducted to collect data on walking and socio-demographics. Neighborhood environments were audited using a validated tool appropriate for Asian ultra-dense urban environments. RESULTS: Educational attainment was positively related to walking outcomes, while area SES was only positively related to percentage of walking allocated to recreational purposes. While no mediators of area SES-walking associations were identified, several environmental attributes explained the associations of educational attainment with walking. These included signs of crime, presence of stray dogs and physical barriers to walking. Also several environment attributes acted as correlates of the two walking outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Educational attainment rather than area SES was a key determinant of walking in Hong Kong elders. Only a few environmental characteristics explained SES differences in walking behavior, which indicated that individual and social factors may be more important in this respect within the context of Hong Kong.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).-
dc.relation.ispartofISBNPA Annual Meeting 2014 Abstractsen_US
dc.titleSocio-economic status, neighbourhood characteristics, and walking within the neighbourhood among older Hong Kong Chineseen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMellecker, R: robinmel@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailBarnett, A: abarnett@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSit, CHP: sithp@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros228814en_US
dc.identifier.spage73-
dc.identifier.epage74-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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