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

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by T Sugiyama, S Inoue, Ester Cerin, T Shimomitsu, N Owen
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.

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Journal

Asia-Pacific journal of public health

Volume

27

Issue

2

Pagination

NP2757 - NP2763

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

Thousand Oaks, Calif.

ISSN

1010-5395

eISSN

1941-2479

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Sage Publishing

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