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Cho, Gi-Hyoug
Sustainable Urban Plaaning and Design Lab
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  • Urban Planning, Urban Design, Travel Behavior, Urban Heat Island , Spatial Analysis

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Out and about: Association of the built environment with physical activity behaviors of adolescent females

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Out and about: Association of the built environment with physical activity behaviors of adolescent females
Author
Rodriguez, Daniel A.Cho, Gi-HyougEvenson, Kelly R.Conway, Terry L.Cohen, DeborahGhosh-Dastidar, BonniePickrel, Julie L.Veblen-Mortenson, SaraLytle, Leslie A.
Keywords
Accelerometer; Adolescents; Built environment; GPS; Physical activity; Sedentary behavior
Issue Date
2012-01
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation
HEALTH & PLACE, v.18, no.1, pp.55 - 62
Abstract
Locational data, logged on portable GPS units and matched with accelerometer data, was used to examine associations of the built environment with physical activity and sedentary behaviors of adolescent females. In a sample of 293 adolescent females aged 15 to 18 years old in Minneapolis and San Diego, the built environment around each GPS point and its corresponding sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity was examined using random intercept multinomial logistic regression models. The odds of higher physical activity intensity (3-level outcome: sedentary, light. MVPA) were higher in places with parks, schools, and high population density, during weekdays, and lower in places with more roads and food outlets. Understanding the places where physical activity and sedentary behaviors occur appears to be a promising strategy to clarify relationships and inform policy aimed at increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviors.
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1353-8292
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