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Conference Paper: Walking for transportation in Hong Kong Chinese urban elders: A cross-sectional study on what destinations matter and when

TitleWalking for transportation in Hong Kong Chinese urban elders: A cross-sectional study on what destinations matter and when
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherInternational Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).
Citation
The 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA 2014), San Diego, California, USA, 21-24 May 2014. In the Abstract Book of the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014, p. 24-25, abstract no. S07.1 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: Identifying destinations and environmental conditions that facilitate walking for transport has public health significance. We investigated relationships of within-neighborhood objectively-measured destinations and environmental attributes with transport-related walking in elders from an ultra-dense metropolis (Hong Kong). Methods: We estimated relationships of diversity and prevalence of destination categories (environmental audits of 400m buffers surrounding residential addresses) with transport-related walking in 484 Chinese-speaking elders able to walk unassisted and living in neighborhoods varying in socio-economic status and transport-related walkability. We examined the moderating effects of safety and pedestrian infrastructure-related neighborhood attributes on destination-walking associations. Results: The prevalence of public transit points and diversity of recreational destinations were positively related to overall transport-related walking. The presence of a health clinic/service and place of worship, recreational destinations diversity, and greater prevalence of non-food retails and services, food/grocery stores, and restaurants in the neighborhood were predictive of more within-neighborhood transport-related walking. Neighborhood safety-related aspects moderated the relationship of overall transport-related walking with the prevalence of public transit points. Moderating effects of safety-related attributes were observed for the relationships of within-neighborhood transport-related walking with recreational and entertainment destinations. Pedestrian-infrastructure attributes acted as moderators of associations of within-neighborhood transport-related walking with prevalence of commercial destination categories. Conclusions: The availability of both non-commercial and commercial destinations may promote within-neighborhood transportrelated walking, while recreational facilities and public transit points may facilitate overall transport-related walking. However, destination-rich areas need to also provide adequate levels of personal safety and a physically-unchallenging pedestrian network.
DescriptionSymposia: S07
The Abstract Book can be viewed at: http://isbnpa2014.org/2014%20ABSTRACTS.pdf
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206185

 

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dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorSit, HPen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, MCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, WMen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, JMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-20T13:57:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-20T13:57:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA 2014), San Diego, California, USA, 21-24 May 2014. In the Abstract Book of the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014, p. 24-25, abstract no. S07.1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206185-
dc.descriptionSymposia: S07-
dc.descriptionThe Abstract Book can be viewed at: http://isbnpa2014.org/2014%20ABSTRACTS.pdf-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Identifying destinations and environmental conditions that facilitate walking for transport has public health significance. We investigated relationships of within-neighborhood objectively-measured destinations and environmental attributes with transport-related walking in elders from an ultra-dense metropolis (Hong Kong). Methods: We estimated relationships of diversity and prevalence of destination categories (environmental audits of 400m buffers surrounding residential addresses) with transport-related walking in 484 Chinese-speaking elders able to walk unassisted and living in neighborhoods varying in socio-economic status and transport-related walkability. We examined the moderating effects of safety and pedestrian infrastructure-related neighborhood attributes on destination-walking associations. Results: The prevalence of public transit points and diversity of recreational destinations were positively related to overall transport-related walking. The presence of a health clinic/service and place of worship, recreational destinations diversity, and greater prevalence of non-food retails and services, food/grocery stores, and restaurants in the neighborhood were predictive of more within-neighborhood transport-related walking. Neighborhood safety-related aspects moderated the relationship of overall transport-related walking with the prevalence of public transit points. Moderating effects of safety-related attributes were observed for the relationships of within-neighborhood transport-related walking with recreational and entertainment destinations. Pedestrian-infrastructure attributes acted as moderators of associations of within-neighborhood transport-related walking with prevalence of commercial destination categories. Conclusions: The availability of both non-commercial and commercial destinations may promote within-neighborhood transportrelated walking, while recreational facilities and public transit points may facilitate overall transport-related walking. However, destination-rich areas need to also provide adequate levels of personal safety and a physically-unchallenging pedestrian network.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)en_US
dc.titleWalking for transportation in Hong Kong Chinese urban elders: A cross-sectional study on what destinations matter and whenen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, KY: kyle2012@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailSit, HP: sithp@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailJohnston, JM: jjohnsto@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.spage24, abstract no. S07.1-
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