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Australian Catholic University

Walking

2012

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Access To Commercial Destinations Within The Neighbourhood And Walking Among Australian Older Adults, Andrea Grace Nathan, Gavin Pereira, Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Dick Saarloos, Billie Giles-Corti Jan 2012

Access To Commercial Destinations Within The Neighbourhood And Walking Among Australian Older Adults, Andrea Grace Nathan, Gavin Pereira, Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Dick Saarloos, Billie Giles-Corti

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

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 ...


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 ...