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Australian Catholic University

Walking

Epidemiology

2012

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Perceived Crime And Traffic Safety Is Related To Physical Activity Among Adults In Nigeria, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Babatunde O. Adegoke, James F. Sallis, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij Jan 2012

Perceived Crime And Traffic Safety Is Related To Physical Activity Among Adults In Nigeria, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Babatunde O. Adegoke, James F. Sallis, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Background: Neighborhood safety is inconsistently related to physical activity, but is seldom studied in developing countries. This study examined associations between perceived neighborhood safety and physical activity among Nigerian adults. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, accelerometer-based physical activity (MVPA), reported walking, perceived crime and traffic safety were measured in 219 Nigerian adults. Logistic regression analysis was conducted, and the odds ratio for meeting health guidelines for MVPA and walking was calculated in relation to four safety variables, after adjustment for potential confounders. Results: Sufficient MVPA was related to more perception of safety from traffic to walk (OR=2.28, CI ...