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Walkable area within which destinations matter : differences between Australian and Japanese cities

Sugiyama, Takemi, Inoue, Shigeru, Cerin, Ester, Shimomitsu, Teruichi and Owen, Neville 2015, Walkable area within which destinations matter : differences between Australian and Japanese cities, Asia-Pacific journal of public health, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. NP2757-NP2763, doi: 10.1177/1010539512466911.

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Title Walkable area within which destinations matter : differences between Australian and Japanese cities
Author(s) Sugiyama, Takemi
Inoue, Shigeru
Cerin, Ester
Shimomitsu, Teruichi
Owen, Neville
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of public health
Volume number 27
Issue number 2
Start page NP2757
End page NP2763
Total pages 7
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2015-03
ISSN 1010-5395
1941-2479
Keyword(s) environment
international comparison
neighborhood
proximity
walking
Summary Adults’ walking for transport is important for health benefits and can be associated with availability of destinations such as shops and services within a walking distance of 10 to 15 minutes from home. However, relevant evidence is mostly from Western countries. This study examined associations of destinations with walking for transport in Australian and Japanese cities. Data were collected from Adelaide, Australia (n = 2508), and 4 Japanese cities (n = 1285). Logistic regressions examined associations of self-reported walking for transport with the number of destination types within walk-distance categories. Walking was significantly associated with the number of destination types within a 10-minute walk from home for Australia and with the number of destination types within a 6- to 20-minute walk for Japan. Further research is needed on why walking by residents of Japanese cities can be influenced by more distant local destinations than in Australia to inform physical activity–related environmental and policy initiatives.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1010539512466911
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Sage Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055825

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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