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Small Area and Individual Level Predictors of Physical Activity in Urban Communities: A Multi-Level Study in Stoke on Trent, England

COCHRANE, Tom and DAVEY, Rachel and GIDLOW, Christopher and SMITH, Graham and FAIRBURN, Jonathan and Armitage, Christopher and Stephansen, Hilde and Speight, Svetlana (2009) Small Area and Individual Level Predictors of Physical Activity in Urban Communities: A Multi-Level Study in Stoke on Trent, England. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6 (2). pp. 654-77. ISSN 1660-4601

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Reducing population physical inactivity has been declared a global public health priority. We report a detailed multi-level analysis of small area indices and individual factors as correlates of physical activity in deprived urban areas. Multi-level regression analysis was used to investigate environmental and individual correlates of physical activity. Nine individual factors were retained in the overall model, two related to individual intentions or beliefs, three to access to shops, work or fast food outlets and two to weather; age and gender being the other two. Four area level indices related to: traffic, road casualties, criminal damage and access to green space were important in explaining variation in physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Business
Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Graham SMITH
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2013 19:58
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 14:53
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/966

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