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Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children?

Veitch, Jenny, Timperio, Anna, Crawford, David, Abbott, Gavin, Giles-Corti, Billie and Salmon, Jo 2011, Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children?, Annals of behavioral medicine, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 333-341.

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Title Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children?
Author(s) Veitch, Jenny
Timperio, Anna
Crawford, David
Abbott, Gavin
Giles-Corti, Billie
Salmon, Jo
Journal name Annals of behavioral medicine
Volume number 41
Issue number 3
Start page 333
End page 341
Total pages 9
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 0883-6612
1532-4796
Keyword(s) Children
Parks
Sedentary behaviour
Neighbourhood
Longitudinal
Accelerometry
Summary Background Little is known about neighbourhood environments and children’s sedentary behaviour outside school hours.
Purpose This study aims to examine the associations between public open spaces (POS), parent perceptions of the neighbourhood and children’s sedentary behaviours.
Methods Parents reported their child’s television viewing and computer/electronic game time and their perceptions of the physical and social neighbourhood. Children’s sedentary
time was objectively assessed. The closest POS was audited.
Results Cross-sectionally, living near a POS with a water feature and greater parental satisfactionwith POS quality were negatively associated with computer/e-games; greater POS area was negatively associated with TV viewing. Longitudinally, living in a cul-de-sac and greater satisfaction with POS quality were negatively associated with computer/e-games and TV viewing, respectively. Awalking path in the POS was positively associated with computer/e-games.
Conclusion Neighbourhood features appear to positively and negatively influence children’s sedentary behaviours, highlighting the complexity of urban planning on behaviour. Further age- and context-specific studies are required.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Springer
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