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What predicts children's active transport and independent mobility in disadvantaged neighborhoods?
journal contributionposted on 01.03.2017, 00:00 authored by Jenny VeitchJenny Veitch, Alison Carver, Jo SalmonJo Salmon, Gavin AbbottGavin Abbott, Kylie BallKylie Ball, David CrawfordDavid Crawford, V Cleland, Anna TimperioAnna Timperio
This study examined two year changes in children's active transport and independent mobility and prospective associations between individual, social and physical environmental predictors of interest and these behaviors two years later. Overall, 43.5% of children (12.0±2.1 years) used active transport on the school journey at T1 and at T2 (p=0.77), and 35.3% engaged in independent mobility on the school journey at T1 and 29.6% at T2 (p=0.07). Enjoyment, parental safety concerns, and proximity to walking tracks were associated with independent mobility on the school journey. Road safety and social norms were associated with active transport and independent mobility to local destinations. These factors provide potential targets for interventions.
JournalHealth & place
Pagination103 - 109
LocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication classificationC Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2017, Elsevier
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