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Automobile dependence: a contributing factor to poorer health among lower-income households
journal contributionposted on 2018-03-01, 00:00 authored by J N Rachele, T Sugiyama, Gavin Turrell, A Healy, J Sallis
Lower household income is one of the strongest predictors of poor health. In this viewpoint, we explore an understudied pathway between household income and health: automobile dependence. We argue that the provision of policies that reduce automobile dependence, and facilitate active and affordable modes of travel (i.e. walking, cycling and public transport), may mitigate poorer health among individuals from lower-income households. Policies and environments that support active travel are likely to have particularly strong health and economic benefits for lower-income residents.
JournalJournal of transport and health
Pagination123 - 128
LocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2017, Elsevier Ltd.
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Lower household incomePoor healthAutomobile dependenceModes of travelScience & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicineTechnologyPublic, Environmental & Occupational HealthTransportationCUMULATIVE BIOLOGICAL RISKPHYSICAL-ACTIVITYSOCIOECONOMIC POSITIONSOCIAL DETERMINANTSHEART-DISEASEMORTALITYLESSONSADULTSDIETINTERVENTION