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Understanding the relationship between town size and physical activity levels: a population study.

Badland, H; Schofield, G; (2006) Understanding the relationship between town size and physical activity levels: a population study. Health Place , 12 (4) pp. 538-546. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2005.08.007.

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Abstract

Little is known about the relationship between town size and physical activity levels. A representative population sample survey was used to identify activity and environmental barrier differences between residents in diverse town sizes (n=7916). Binary logistic regression analysis identified residents in large cities (>100,000 people) were 15% less likely to be sedentary for overall activity classifications in comparison to small town dwellers (<1000 people) (OR=0.85; 95%Cl=0.74-0.99). Barriers to physical activity participation differed by town size; smaller town residents reported a higher prevalence of infrastructural barriers, whereas larger city residents cited personal constraints. Community physical activity interventions should address issues associated with town size.

Type: Article
Title: Understanding the relationship between town size and physical activity levels: a population study.
Location: England
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2005.08.007
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Environment Design, Exercise, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, New Zealand, Residence Characteristics, Surveys and Questionnaires
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/138418
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