Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults

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Nathan, Andrea Grace, Pereira, Gavin, Foster, Sarah, Hooper, Paula, Saarloos, Dick and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2012) Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 9(133), pp. 133 - 140. https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-9-133
AuthorsNathan, Andrea Grace, Pereira, Gavin, Foster, Sarah, Hooper, Paula, Saarloos, Dick and Giles-Corti, Billie
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Background Physical activity, particularly walking, is greatly beneficial to health; yet a sizeable proportion of older adults are insufficiently active. The importance of built environment attributes for walking is known, but few studies of older adults have examined neighbourhood destinations and none have investigated access to specific, objectively-measured commercial destinations and walking. Methods We undertook a secondary analysis of data from the Western Australian state government’s health surveillance survey for those aged 65–84 years and living in the Perth metropolitan region from 2003–2009 (n = 2,918). Individual-level road network service areas were generated at 400 m and 800 m distances, and the presence or absence of six commercial destination types within the neighbourhood service areas identified (food retail, general retail, medical care services, financial services, general services, and social infrastructure). Adjusted logistic regression models examined access to and mix of commercial destination types within neighbourhoods for associations with self-reported walking behaviour. Results On average, the sample was aged 72.9 years (SD = 5.4), and was predominantly female (55.9%) and married (62.0%). Overall, 66.2% reported some weekly walking and 30.8% reported sufficient walking (≥150 min/week). Older adults with access to general services within 400 m (OR = 1.33, 95% CI = 1.07-1.66) and 800 m (OR = 1.20, 95% CI = 1.02-1.42), and social infrastructure within 800 m (OR = 1.19, 95% CI = 1.01-1.40) were more likely to engage in some weekly walking. Access to medical care services within 400 m (OR = 0.77, 95% CI = 0.63-0.93) and 800 m (OR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.70-0.99) reduced the odds of sufficient walking. Access to food retail, general retail, financial services, and the mix of commercial destination types within the neighbourhood were all unrelated to walking. Conclusions The types of neighbourhood commercial destinations that encourage older adults to walk appear to differ slightly from those reported for adult samples. Destinations that facilitate more social interaction, for example eating at a restaurant or church involvement, or provide opportunities for some incidental social contact, for example visiting the pharmacy or hairdresser, were the strongest predictors for walking among seniors in this study. This underscores the importance of planning neighbourhoods with proximate access to social infrastructure, and highlights the need to create residential environments that support activity across the life course.

KeywordsPhysical activity; Walking; Built environment; Neighbourhood; Destinations; Objective measurement; Older adults; Seniors
Year2012
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Journal citation9 (133), pp. 133 - 140
PublisherBiomed Central Ltd
ISSN1479-5868
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-9-133
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84869167077
Open accessOpen access
Page range133 - 140
Research GroupInstitute for Health and Ageing
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Environmental factors associated with active living in retirement village residents: Findings from an exploratory qualitative enquiry
Nathan, Andrea Grace, Wood, Lisa and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2013) Environmental factors associated with active living in retirement village residents: Findings from an exploratory qualitative enquiry. Research on Aging. 35(4), pp. 459 - 480. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027512454886
People living in hilly residential areas in metropolitan Perth have less diabetes: Spurious association or important environmental determinant?
Villanueva, Karen, Knuiman, Matthew, Koohsari, Mohammad Javad, Hickey, Sharyn, Foster, Sarah, Badland, Hannah, Nathan, Andrea Grace, Bull, Fiona and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2013) People living in hilly residential areas in metropolitan Perth have less diabetes: Spurious association or important environmental determinant? International Journal of Health Geographics. 12(59), pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-072X-12-59
Integrated planning for healthy communities: Does Victorian state legislation promote it?
Lowe, Melanie, Whitzman, Carolyn C. and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2013) Integrated planning for healthy communities: Does Victorian state legislation promote it? State of Australian Cities (SOAC) National Conference. Australia: Griffith University. pp. 1 - 11
The impact of the built environment on health across the life course: design of a cross-sectional data linkage study
Villanueva, Karen, Pereira, Gavin, Knuiman, Matthew, Bull, Fiona, Wood, Lisa, Christian, Hayley, Foster, Sarah, Boruff, Bryan, Beesley, Bridget, Hickey, Sharyn, Joyce, Sarah, Nathan, Andrea Grace, Saarloos, Dick and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2013) The impact of the built environment on health across the life course: design of a cross-sectional data linkage study. BMJ Open. 3(1), pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002482
Initiating and maintaining recreational walking: A longitudinal study on the influence of neighborhood green space
Sugiyama, Takemi, Giles-Corti, Billie, Summers, Jacqui, du Toit, Lorinne, Leslie, Eva and Owen, Neville. (2013) Initiating and maintaining recreational walking: A longitudinal study on the influence of neighborhood green space. Preventive Medicine. 57, pp. 178 - 182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.05.015
Can the built environment reduce health inequalities? A study of neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and walking for transport
Turrell, Gavin, Haynes, Michele A., Wilson, Lee-Ann and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2013) Can the built environment reduce health inequalities? A study of neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and walking for transport. Health and Place. 19(1), pp. 89 - 98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.10.008
Who does well where? Exploring how self-rated health differs across diverse people and neighborhoods
Badland, Hannah, Turrell, Gavin and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2013) Who does well where? Exploring how self-rated health differs across diverse people and neighborhoods. Health and Place. 22, pp. 82 - 89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.03.006
Using GPS technology to (re)-examine operational definitions of 'neighbourhood' in place-based health research
Boruff, Bryan, Nathan, Andrea Grace and Nijënstein, Sandra. (2012) Using GPS technology to (re)-examine operational definitions of 'neighbourhood' in place-based health research. International Journal of Health Geographics. 11(22), pp. 22 - 35. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-072X-11-22
Destination and route attributes associated with adults' walking: A review
Sugiyama, Takemi, Neuhaus, Maike, Cole, Rachel, Giles-Corti, Billie and Owen, Neville. (2012) Destination and route attributes associated with adults' walking: A review. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44(7), pp. 1275 - 1286. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318247d286
The association between objectively measured neighbourhood features and walking for transport in mid-aged adults
Wilson, Lee-Ann, Giles-Corti, Billie and Turrell, Gavin. (2012) The association between objectively measured neighbourhood features and walking for transport in mid-aged adults. Local Environment. 17(2), pp. 131 - 146. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2011.646965
Applying the ecological model of behavior change to a physical activity trial in retirement communities: Description of the study protocol
Kerr, Jacqueline, Rosenberg, Dori E., Nathan, Andrea Grace, Millstein, Rachel A., Carlson, Jordan A., Crist, Katie, Wasilenko, Kari, Bolling, Khalisa, Castro, Cynthia M., Buchner, David M. and Marshall, Simon J.. (2012) Applying the ecological model of behavior change to a physical activity trial in retirement communities: Description of the study protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 33(6), pp. 1180 - 1188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2012.08.005
Environmental and psychosocial correlates of accelerometer-assessed and self-reported physical activity in Belgian adults
Van Dyck, Delfien, Cardon, Greet, Deforche, Benedicte, Giles-Corti, Billie, Sallis, James F., Owen, Neville and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse. (2011) Environmental and psychosocial correlates of accelerometer-assessed and self-reported physical activity in Belgian adults. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 18(3), pp. 235 - 245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-010-9127-4
The association between objectively measured neighborhood features and walking in middle-aged adults
Wilson, Lee-Ann M., Giles-Corti, Billie, Burton, Nicola W., Giskes, Katrina, Haynes, Michele A. and Turrell, Gavin. (2011) The association between objectively measured neighborhood features and walking in middle-aged adults. American Journal of Health Promotion. 25(4), pp. e12 - e21. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.090421-QUAN-144
Test-retest reliability of perceptions of the neighborhood environment for physical activity by socioeconomic status
Turrell, Gavin, Haynes, Michele A., O'Flaherty, Martin, Burton, Nicola W., Giskes, Katrina, Giles-Corti, Billie and Wilson, Lee-Ann. (2011) Test-retest reliability of perceptions of the neighborhood environment for physical activity by socioeconomic status. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8(6), pp. 829 - 840. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.8.6.829
Associations between recreational walking and attractiveness, size, and proximity of neighborhood open spaces
Sugiyama, Takemi, Francis, Jacinta, Middleton, Nicholas J., Owen, Neville and Giles-Corti, Billie. (2010) Associations between recreational walking and attractiveness, size, and proximity of neighborhood open spaces. American Journal of Public Health. 100(9), pp. 1752 - 1757. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2009.182006
Neighborhood Disadvantage and Physical Activity: Baseline Results from the HABITAT Multilevel Longitudinal Study
Turrell, Gavin, Haynes, Michele A., Burton, Nicola W., Giles-Corti, Billie, Oldenburg, Brian, Wilson, Lee-Ann, Giskes, Katrina and Brown, Wendy. (2010) Neighborhood Disadvantage and Physical Activity: Baseline Results from the HABITAT Multilevel Longitudinal Study. Annals of Epidemiology. 20(3), pp. 171 - 181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.11.004
HABITAT: A longitudinal multilevel study of physical activity change in mid-aged adults
Burton, Nicola W., Haynes, Michele A., Wilson, Lee-Ann, Giles-Corti, Billie, Oldenburg, Brian, Brown, Wendy, Giskes, Katrina and Turrell, Gavin. (2009) HABITAT: A longitudinal multilevel study of physical activity change in mid-aged adults. BMC Public Health. 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-76
Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: Associations with perceived environmental attributes
Sugiyama, Takemi, Leslie, Eva R., Giles-Corti, Billie and Owen, Neville. (2009) Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: Associations with perceived environmental attributes. Health and Place. 15(4), pp. 1058 - 1063. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.05.001
Associations of neighbourhood greenness with physical and mental health: do walking, social coherence and local social interaction explain the relationships?
Sugiyama, Takemi, Leslie, Eva R., Giles-Corti, Billie and Owen, Neville. (2008) Associations of neighbourhood greenness with physical and mental health: do walking, social coherence and local social interaction explain the relationships? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 62(5). https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2007.064287