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What predicts children's active transport and independent mobility in disadvantaged neighborhoods?

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Veitch, J and Carver, A and Salmon, J and Abbott, G and Ball, K and Crawford, D and Cleland, V and Timperio, A, What predicts children's active transport and independent mobility in disadvantaged neighborhoods?, Health & Place, 44 pp. 103-109. ISSN 1353-8292 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017 Elsevier Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.02.003

Abstract

This study examined two year changes in children's active transport and independent mobility and prospective associations between individual, social and physical environmental predictors of interest and these behaviors two years later. Overall, 43.5% of children (12.02.1 years) used active transport on the school journey at T1 and at T2 (p=0.77), and 35.3% engaged in independent mobility on the school journey at T1 and 29.6% at T2 (p=0.07). Enjoyment, parental safety concerns, and proximity to walking tracks were associated with independent mobility on the school journey. Road safety and social norms were associated with active transport and independent mobility to local destinations. These factors provide potential targets for interventions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:child, adolescent, active transport, walking to school, independent mobility, neighborhood, disadvantage, longitudinal study
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Cleland, V (Dr Verity Cleland)
ID Code:120442
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-08-24
Last Modified:2018-06-21
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