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Examining longitudinal associations between the recreational physical activity environment, change in body mass index, and obesity by age in 8864 Yorkshire Health Study participants

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 2019-02-13 08:56:03.05

Authors

M. Hobbs
C. Griffiths
M. A. Green
A. Christensen
J. McKenna

Year of Publication

2019

Source

Social Science & Medicine [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

In Progress

Abstract

This longitudinal study examines whether opportunities to be physically active (e.g. the availability of parks) play a role in changing BMI and obesity status. "Based on the premise that an individual's mobility varies with age, and although effects were small, this offers tentative evidence which suggests it may be useful for policymakers in Public Health and Planning to consider the impact of environmental interventions across the life course."

Type of Study

Longitudinal

How to Access

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.06.027 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.