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Conference Paper: Neighborhood Environment and Physical Activity Behaviors among Chinese Adults in Hong Kong

TitleNeighborhood Environment and Physical Activity Behaviors among Chinese Adults in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
Citation
The 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease, Orlando, FL., 27-31 May 2014. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2014, v. 46 n. 5 suppl. 1, p. 473, abstract no. 1768 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: To investigate the association of objectively-assessed physical environment with physical activity behaviors measured by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) - short form for Chinese adults in Hong Kong. METHODS: A total of 1,075 adults (261 men and 814 women) were recruited. Their physical activity behaviors, i.e., walking, moderate (MPA), and vigorous physical activity (VPA), were self-reported by using the IPAQ short form. Physical environment in the neighborhood within an 800 meter crow-fl y radius of each participant’s residential address was assessed by Geographic Information System (GIS). These variables included nearest distance (both crow-fl y and network) to parks and recreational destinations, street intersections density, road length, and percent of bicycle track area. Social-demographic variables (gender, age, and educational attainment) were also self-reported. Area-level socio-economic status (SES) was determined by the median household income. The associations of physical environment variables with the three PA variables were determined by using linear mixed models, adjusting for socio-demographic variables and area-level SES. The three PA variables were square root transformed prior to regression analyses. RESULTS: Men self-reported two times greater in MET-minutes/week of VPA, but less MET-minutes/week of walking, than women. Educational attainment was negatively associated with the three PA variables. Signifi cant interaction effects of gender were found. After controlling for socio-demographic variables and area-level SES, nearest crow-fl y distance to a park area was positively associated with METminutes/ week of MPA only for men (β=0.50, 95% CI: 0.21, 0.79). For women, nearest crow-fl y distance to recreational destinations is negatively related to MET-minutes/ week of walking (β=-0.71, 95% CI: -1.32, -0.09). No environmental attributes were found to be associated with VPA. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the relationship between neighborhood environmental attributes and PA differed by gender and PA domains. Development of PA promotion strategies and policy within the context of Hong Kong should target people with low educational attainment and be gender-specifi c.
DescriptionD-25 Free Communication/Poster: Physical Activity Correlates.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201734
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.041
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.007

 

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dc.contributor.authorHuang, WYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, SHen_US
dc.contributor.authorHe, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, PC-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:39:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:39:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease, Orlando, FL., 27-31 May 2014. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2014, v. 46 n. 5 suppl. 1, p. 473, abstract no. 1768en_US
dc.identifier.issn0195-9131-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201734-
dc.descriptionD-25 Free Communication/Poster: Physical Activity Correlates.-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To investigate the association of objectively-assessed physical environment with physical activity behaviors measured by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) - short form for Chinese adults in Hong Kong. METHODS: A total of 1,075 adults (261 men and 814 women) were recruited. Their physical activity behaviors, i.e., walking, moderate (MPA), and vigorous physical activity (VPA), were self-reported by using the IPAQ short form. Physical environment in the neighborhood within an 800 meter crow-fl y radius of each participant’s residential address was assessed by Geographic Information System (GIS). These variables included nearest distance (both crow-fl y and network) to parks and recreational destinations, street intersections density, road length, and percent of bicycle track area. Social-demographic variables (gender, age, and educational attainment) were also self-reported. Area-level socio-economic status (SES) was determined by the median household income. The associations of physical environment variables with the three PA variables were determined by using linear mixed models, adjusting for socio-demographic variables and area-level SES. The three PA variables were square root transformed prior to regression analyses. RESULTS: Men self-reported two times greater in MET-minutes/week of VPA, but less MET-minutes/week of walking, than women. Educational attainment was negatively associated with the three PA variables. Signifi cant interaction effects of gender were found. After controlling for socio-demographic variables and area-level SES, nearest crow-fl y distance to a park area was positively associated with METminutes/ week of MPA only for men (β=0.50, 95% CI: 0.21, 0.79). For women, nearest crow-fl y distance to recreational destinations is negatively related to MET-minutes/ week of walking (β=-0.71, 95% CI: -1.32, -0.09). No environmental attributes were found to be associated with VPA. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the relationship between neighborhood environmental attributes and PA differed by gender and PA domains. Development of PA promotion strategies and policy within the context of Hong Kong should target people with low educational attainment and be gender-specifi c.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org-
dc.relation.ispartofMedicine and Science in Sports and Exerciseen_US
dc.titleNeighborhood Environment and Physical Activity Behaviors among Chinese Adults in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLai, PC: pclai@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLai, PC=rp00565en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1249/01.mss.0000451195.95521.a2-
dc.identifier.hkuros234297en_US
dc.identifier.volume46-
dc.identifier.issue5 suppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spage473, abstract no. 1768-
dc.identifier.epage473, abstract no. 1768-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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