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Do the individual, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity differ between urban and rural women?

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Cleland, VJ and Ball, K and King, AC and Crawford, D, Do the individual, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity differ between urban and rural women? , Environment and Behavior, 44, (3) pp. 350-373. ISSN 0013-9165 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0013916510393275

Abstract

In this article, associations between individual, social, and environmental factors and physical activity among 3,669 women (18-45 years) living in socioeconomically disadvantaged urban and rural areas were compared. In 2007-2008, participants reported levels of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and transport-related physical activity (TRPA) as well as five individual, four social, and three environmental factors. Physical activity selfefficacy demonstrated stronger associations with LTPA among urban relative to rural women; child care was associated with LTPA and intentions with TRPA among urban women only, and enjoyment was associated with TRPA among rural women only. Correlates of physical activity among urban and rural women were generally similar, although some tailoring of physical activity promotion strategies may be warranted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:physical activity, factors, corelates, urban, rural, women
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, VJ (Dr Verity Cleland)
ID Code:72418
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-08-26
Last Modified:2014-10-09
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