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Exposure to Physical Activity Resources by Neighborhood Sociodemographic Characteristics in Copenhagen.
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PMID:  22207413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: To investigate socioeconomic patterning of physical activity resources in Copenhagen. METHODS: We used multivariate logistic regression analysis to examine the association between physical activity-supportive resources (public open space (POS), cycling and walking paths, sports facilities and intersection density) and neighborhood sociodemographic indicators (low education, recent immigrants, children under 15 yr, and household income). RESULTS: Neighborhoods with high proportions of residents with low education were most likely to have POS (OR = 2.63; CI: 2.10-3.29), paths (OR = 3.60; CI: 2.84-4.56) and sports facilities (OR = 5.96; CI: 4.31-8.24). Mid- low income areas were less likely to contain POS (OR = 67; CI: 0.49-0.90), paths (OR = 0.36; CI: 0.26-0.50), and sports facilities (OR = 0.48; CI: 0.30-0.77). Areas with children were less likely to have connected streets (OR = 0.51; CI: 0.31-0.83) but more likely to have POS (OR = 1.40; CI: 1.15-1.70) and paths (OR = 1.52; CI: 1.25-1.85). CONCLUSIONS: Residents living in areas with high proportions of low education or young children are likely to have high exposure to physical activity resources. Exposure to physical activity resources in Copenhagen may not explain the inequalities in physical activity behavior. Further examination of exposure to built environment resources is warranted.
Chalida Svastisalee; Jasper Schipperijn; Bjørn E Hostein; Lisa Powell; Pernille Due
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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