Walkability of local communities: using geographic information systems to objectively assess relevant environmental attributes.

Leslie, Eva, Coffee, Neil, Frank, Lawrence, Owen, Neville, Bauman, Adrian and Hugo, Graeme 2007, Walkability of local communities: using geographic information systems to objectively assess relevant environmental attributes., Health & place, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 111-122.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Walkability of local communities: using geographic information systems to objectively assess relevant environmental attributes.
Author(s) Leslie, Eva
Coffee, Neil
Frank, Lawrence
Owen, Neville
Bauman, Adrian
Hugo, Graeme
Journal name Health & place
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 111
End page 122
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 1353-8292
Keyword(s) environment and public health
walkability
physical activity
built environment
geographic information systems
Summary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to objectively measure features of the built environment that may influence adults’ physical activity, which is an important determinant of chronic disease. We describe how a previously developed index of walkability was operationalised in an Australian context, using available spatial data. The index was used to generate a stratified sampling frame for the selection of households from 32 communities for the PLACE (Physical Activity in Localities and Community Environments) study. GIS data have the potential to be used to construct measures of environmental attributes and to develop indices of walkability for cities, regions or local communities.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2006
Copyright notice ©2005, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003812

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 116 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 125 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 438 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 09:03:52 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.