publication . Article . 2014

Assessing the Built Environment

Forsyth, Ann; Oakes, J.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, volume 2,452, pages 98-104 (issn: 0361-1981, eissn: 2169-4052, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Recent interest has focused on how the built environment in residential neighborhoods affects walking and other physical activity. The neighborhood around the workplace has been examined far less. This study explored the neighborhood around the workplace and its correlation with the amount of walking, level of physical activity, body mass index, and perceived health of those who (a) worked away from home (N = 446) and (b) were retired or unemployed (N = 207). Study participants were recruited from environmentally diverse residential neighborhoods in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, metropolitan area in 2004. Participants wore an accelerometer, kept a trave...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Body mass index, Perceived health, Transport engineering, Environmental health, Geographic information system, business.industry, business, Built environment, Metropolitan area, Bivariate analysis, Land use, Engineering
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publication . Article . 2014

Assessing the Built Environment

Forsyth, Ann; Oakes, J.;