The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?

Villanueva, K, Knuiman, M, Nathan, A, Giles-Corti, B, Christian, H, Foster, S and Bull, F 2014, 'The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?', Health and Place, vol. 25, pp. 43-46.


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Title The impact of neighborhood walkability on walking: Does it differ across adult life stage and does neighborhood buffer size matter?
Author(s) Villanueva, K
Knuiman, M
Nathan, A
Giles-Corti, B
Christian, H
Foster, S
Bull, F
Year 2014
Journal name Health and Place
Volume number 25
Start page 43
End page 46
Total pages 4
Publisher Pergamon Press
Abstract 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.
Subject Epidemiology
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Adults
Life stage
Neighborhood buffer
Walkability
Walking
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.10.005
Copyright notice © 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1353-8292
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