The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?
Villanueva, Karen, Knuiman, Matthew, Nathan, Andrea Grace, Giles-Corti, Billie, Christian, Hayley, Foster, Sarah and Bull, Fiona. (2014) The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter? Health and Place. 25, pp. 43 - 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.10.005
|Authors||Villanueva, Karen, Knuiman, Matthew, Nathan, Andrea Grace, Giles-Corti, Billie, Christian, Hayley, Foster, Sarah and Bull, Fiona|
We explored the impact of neighborhood walkability on young adults, early-middle adults, middle-aged adults, and older adults' walking across different neighborhood buffers. Participants completed the Western Australian Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System Survey (2003–2009) and were allocated a neighborhood walkability score at 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, and 1600 m around their home. We found little difference in strength of associations across neighborhood size buffers for all life stages. We conclude that neighborhood walkability supports more walking regardless of adult life stage and is relevant for small (e.g., 200 m) and larger (e.g., 1600 m) neighborhood buffers.
|Keywords||Walkability; Life stage; Adults; Neighborhood buffer; Walking|
|Journal||Health and Place|
|Journal citation||25, pp. 43 - 46|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.10.005|
|Page range||43 - 46|
|Research Group||Institute for Health and Ageing|
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|Place of publication||United Kingdom|
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