publication . Article . 2012

Associations of health, physical activity and weight status with motorised travel and transport carbon dioxide emissions: a cross-sectional, observational study

Goodman, Anna; Brand, Christian; Ogilvie, David; iConnect, consortium;
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  • Published: 03 Aug 2012 Journal: Environmental Health, volume 11, pages 52-52 (eissn: 1476-069X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Background Motorised travel and associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generate substantial health costs; in the case of motorised travel, this may include contributing to rising obesity levels. Obesity has in turn been hypothesised to increase motorised travel and/or CO2 emissions, both because heavier people may use motorised travel more and because heavier people may choose larger and less fuel-efficient cars. These hypothesised associations have not been examined empirically, however, nor has previous research examined associations with other health characteristics. Our aim was therefore to examine how and why weight status, health, and physical ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Research, Carbon emissions, Active travel, Health, Motor vehicles, Physical activity, Weight, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Probit, Path analysis (statistics), Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Cross-sectional study, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Greenhouse gas, business.industry, business, Recreation, Environmental health, Overweight, medicine.symptom
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publication . Article . 2012

Associations of health, physical activity and weight status with motorised travel and transport carbon dioxide emissions: a cross-sectional, observational study

Goodman, Anna; Brand, Christian; Ogilvie, David; iConnect, consortium;