Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport

Cerin, Ester, Leslie, Eva, du Toit, Lorinne, Owen, Neville and Frank, Lawrence 2007, Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport, Health and place, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 713-724.

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Title Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transport
Author(s) Cerin, Ester
Leslie, Eva
du Toit, Lorinne
Owen, Neville
Frank, Lawrence
Journal name Health and place
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Start page 713
End page 724
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Keyword(s) walking for transport
physical activity
access to destinations
land-use mix
socio-demographics
moderators
Summary Associations between access to destinations and walking for transport were examined. Households (N=2650) were selected from 32 urban communities varying in walkability and socio-economic status. Respondents reported perceived proximity of destinations, transport-related walking, reasons for neighbourhood selection, and socio-demographic characteristics. Geographic Information Systems data defined objective measures of access to destinations. Measures of access to destinations were associated with transport-related walking. Associations depended on socio-demographic factors and type of destinations. Workplace proximity was the most significant contributor to transport-related walking, especially among women. Regular walking to work resulted in the accrual of sufficient physical activity for health benefits.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2006
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009035

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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