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Could strength of exposure to the residential neighbourhood modify associations between walkability and physical activity?

Ivory, Vivienne; Blakely, Tony; Pearce, Jamie; Witten, Karen; Bagheri, Nasser; Badland, H; Schofield, Grant

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The importance of neighbourhoods for health and wellbeing may vary according to an individual's reliance on their local resources, but this assertion is rarely tested. We investigate whether greater neighbourhood ‘exposure’ through reliance on or engagement with the residential setting magnifies neighbourhood-health associations. Methods: Three built environment characteristics (destination density, streetscape (attractiveness of built environment) and street connectivity) and two physical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102912
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.053

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