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Neighborhood preference, walkability and walking in overweight/obese men.
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PMID:  23026109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether self-selection moderated the effects of walkability on walking in overweight and obese men.
METHODS: 240 overweight and obese men completed measures on importance of walkability when choosing a neighborhood (selection) and preference for walkable features in general (preference). IPAQ measured walking. A walkbility index was derived from geographic information systems (GIS).
RESULTS: Walkability was associated with walking for transportation (p = .027) and neighborhood selection was associated with walking for transportation (p = .002) and total walking (p = .001). Preference was associated with leisure walking (p = .045) and preference moderated the relationship between walkability and total walking (p = .059).
CONCLUSION: Walkability and self-selection are both important to walking behavior.
Gregory J Norman; Jordan A Carlson; Stephanie O'Mara; James F Sallis; Kevin Patrick; Lawrence D Frank; Suneeta V Godbole
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA.
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