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Are associations between the perceived home and neighbourhood environment and children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour moderated by urban/rural location?

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Salmon, J and Veitch, J and Abbott, G and ChinAPaw, M and Brug, JJ and teVelde, SJ and Cleland, V and Hume, C and Crawford, D and Ball, K, Are associations between the perceived home and neighbourhood environment and children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour moderated by urban/rural location?, Health and Place, 24 pp. 44-53. ISSN 1353-8292 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.07.010

Abstract

Associations between parental perceived home and neighbourhood environments and children's physical activity (PA), and sedentary time (ST) and screen time and moderating effects according to urban/rural location were examined. Data were collected (2007-2008) from a cohort of women (aged 18-45 years) and their children (5-12 years) participating in the Resilience for Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) study. A total of 613 children (47% boys; mean age 9.4±2.2 years) and their mothers were included in the study. Urban children had higher screen time than rural children. Mothers in rural areas reported greater access to physical activity equipment in the home, higher levels of descriptive norms for physical activity, greater knowledge of the neighbourhood, a stronger social network, and higher personal safety than urban mothers. There were five significant interactions between the home and neighbourhood environment and PA/ST according to urban/rural location. Among urban children, the importance of doing PA together as a family was positively associated with ST. Interventions targeting PA and ST may need to target different factors according to urban/rural location. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Urban/rural, Moderator, Physical activity, Accelerometer, Sedentary behaviour
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:87096
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2013-11-07
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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