Neighbourhood walkability and its particular importance for adults with a preference for passive transport.


:In this study, differences in physical activity between adults living in high versus low walkable neighbourhoods were examined. In Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, neighbourhood walkability was defined by geographical map data and observations. One high walkable and one low walkable neighbourhood were selected. A sample of 120 adults between 20 and 65 years old, agreed to participate in the study and wore a pedometer for seven days. Self-reported physical activity and psychosocial data were collected. Results showed that residents of the high walkable neighbourhood took more steps/day and walked more for transport in their neighbourhood. Further analyses showed that living in a high walkable neighbourhood was associated with taking more steps, especially in adults with a preference for passive transport and/or a low intention to walk or cycle. In a health promotion context, these results are very promising.


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Health & place


Van Dyck D,Deforche B,Cardon G,De Bourdeaudhuij I




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  • Pills in paradise: Exploring international lifestyle and retirement migrants' perceptions of the pharmaceutical sector on Cozumel Island, Mexico.

    abstract::International lifestyle and retirement migration is a growing phenomenon, yet little is known about migrants' experiences of health care in destination countries. This includes use of and access to pharmaceutical selling establishments. This article explores international lifestyle and retirement migrants' experiences...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hoffman L,Crooks VA,Snyder J

    更新日期:2017-09-01 00:00:00

  • Beyond landscape's visible realm: Recorded sound, nature, and wellbeing.

    abstract::This article draws on an AHRC/EPSRC funded project called 'A Sense of Place: Exploring nature and wellbeing through the non-visual senses'. The project used sound and smell technologies, as well as material textures and touch, to ask: what does 'wellbeing' mean for people in relation to the non-visual aspects of natur...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bates V,Hickman C,Manchester H,Prior J,Singer S

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • Mapping transactional sex on the Northern Corridor highway in Kenya.

    abstract::Even in generalized HIV/AIDS epidemics, vulnerable populations such as sex workers and truckers require special attention in programming. Combining a number of elicitation methods, centred on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping, the Kenyan section of the Northern Corridor highway was studied to characterize...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ferguson AG,Morris CN

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

  • Smoking in urban outdoor public places: Behaviour, experiences, and implications for public health.

    abstract::This paper identifies factors that influence where people smoke outdoors and examines the impact of smoking on people who use outdoor public places. Direct observations of smoking at 12 outdoor public places and semi-structured interviews with 35 non-smoking and smoking adults were used to gather information in Toront...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kaufman P,Griffin K,Cohen J,Perkins N,Ferrence R

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

  • Estimating the effects of light rail transit on health care costs.

    abstract::In recent years, there has been a proliferation of research on the effects of the built environment, including mass transit systems, on health-related outcomes. While there is general agreement that the built environment affects travel choices and physical activity, it remains unclear how much of a public health benef...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stokes RJ,MacDonald J,Ridgeway G

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

  • The influence of the neighborhood physical environment on early child health and development: A review and call for research.

    abstract::This review examines evidence of the association between the neighborhood built environment, green spaces and outdoor home area, and early (0-7 years) child health and development. There was evidence that the presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child ...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Christian H,Zubrick SR,Foster S,Giles-Corti B,Bull F,Wood L,Knuiman M,Brinkman S,Houghton S,Boruff B

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of physical environments in medical wards on medication communication processes affecting patient safety.

    abstract::Physical environments of clinical settings play an important role in health communication processes. Effective medication management requires seamless communication among health professionals of different disciplines. This paper explores how physical environments affect communication processes for managing medications...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu W,Manias E,Gerdtz M

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • Co-variation in dimensions of smoking behaviour: a multivariate analysis of individuals and communities in Canada.

    abstract::We evaluated the effects of socioeconomic status on the prevalence of current smoking, number of cigarettes smoked per day and pack-years, and the extent to which prevalence and consumption co-vary across communities, health regions, and provinces in Canada between 2001 and 2010. Current smoking, cigarettes per day, a...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Corsi DJ,Subramanian SV,Lear SA,Chow CK,Teo KK,Boyle MH

    更新日期:2013-07-01 00:00:00

  • Immigrating to a universal health care system: utilization of hospital services by immigrants in Israel.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:During the 1990s, Israel absorbed approximately 1 million immigrants. The entitlement to citizenship and social rights in a country with universal health care coverage makes the Israeli case of special interest concerning immigrants' utilization of health care services. OBJECTIVES:1. To describe utilization...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Davidovitch N,Filc D,Novack L,Balicer RD

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • The Aral Sea disaster and self-rated health.

    abstract::This study examined the effect of psychosocial factors and environmental perceptions on self-rated health in the environmentally devastated Aral Sea area of Karakalpakstan. Self-rated health was assessed using a questionnaire on 881 randomly selected individuals from three communities. Communities were chosen based on...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Crighton EJ,Elliott SJ,Upshur R,van der Meer J,Small I

    更新日期:2003-06-01 00:00:00

  • Geographic analysis of shigellosis in Vietnam.

    abstract::Geographic and ecological analysis may provide investigators useful ecological information for the control of shigellosis. This paper provides distribution of individual Shigella species in space, and ecological covariates for shigellosis in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Data on shigellosis in neighborhoods were used to identif...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim DR,Ali M,Thiem VD,Park JK,von Seidlein L,Clemens J

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • The role of nursing in governmentality, biopower and population health: family health nursing.

    abstract::The shift in health care focus towards an emphasis on population health gains via health promotion is now well established. One of the strategies that has been promoted as a means of better addressing the shortcomings in delivering health care that attends more specifically to preventative and promotion activities has...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thompson L

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

  • A review of the current geographic distribution of and debate surrounding electronic cigarette clean air regulations in the United States.

    abstract::In this article, we present the results of a systematic review of state, county, and municipal restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public spaces within the United States, alongside an overview of the current legal landscape. The lack of federal guidance leaves lower-level jurisdictions t...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kadowaki J,Vuolo M,Kelly BC

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Flooded homes, broken bonds, the meaning of home, psychological processes and their impact on psychological health in a disaster.

    abstract::In 2005, Carlisle suffered severe flooding and 1600 houses were affected. A qualitative research project to study the social and health impacts was undertaken. People whose homes had been flooded and workers who had supported them were interviewed. The findings showed that there was severe disruption to people's lives...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carroll B,Morbey H,Balogh R,Araoz G

    更新日期:2009-06-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of mobility and location on food access.

    abstract::Access to healthy food has become an important area of investigation for researchers interested in health disparities and inequalities. The debate about the existence and characteristics of 'food deserts' has increased the interest in food availability and equity in health research. This debate is crucial to an unders...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Coveney J,O'Dwyer LA

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Use of healthcare services in the residence and workplace neighbourhood: the effect of spatial accessibility to healthcare services.

    abstract::This study investigated the effect of spatial accessibility to healthcare services (HS) in residential and workplace neighbourhoods on the use of HS. Questionnaire data from the RECORD Study (2007-2008) were merged with administrative healthcare and geographic data. A novel method was developed to assess clustering of...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brondeel R,Weill A,Thomas F,Chaix B

    更新日期:2014-11-01 00:00:00

  • The whole lupus: Articulating biosocial interplay in systemic lupus erythematosus epidemiology and population disparities.

    abstract::Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known simply as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue and organs. Characteristic of the disease is a disproportionate effect on women and communities of color, both in terms of prevalence and severity of symptoms. Lupus is ...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kinsey D,Paul CP,Taylor D,Caricchio R,Kulathinal RJ,Hayes-Conroy A

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • From the family universe to the outside world: family relations, school attitude, and perception of racism in Caribbean and Filipino adolescents.

    abstract::Caribbean and Filipino immigrant families in Canada have much in common: the women have often immigrated as domestic workers, first-generation children may be separated from their parents for long periods, and they must deal with negative stereotypes of their ethnic group. This transcultural study looks at the associa...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rousseau C,Hassan G,Measham T,Moreau N,Lashley M,Castro T,Blake C,McKenzie G

    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00

  • From risky places to safe spaces: Re-assembling spaces and places in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

    abstract::Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood is commonly associated with stigmatized and criminalized activities and attendant risks and harms. Many spaces/places in this urban neighbourhood are customarily portrayed and experienced as risky and harmful, and are implicated in experiences of structural (and physi...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ivsins A,Vancouver Area Network Of Drug Users,Benoit C,Kobayashi K,Boyd S

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • Associations of perceived neighborhood safety and crime with cardiometabolic risk factors among a population with type 2 diabetes.

    abstract::Little is known about how neighborhood crime may relate to health in diabetes patients. We examined associations between individuals' perceptions of neighborhood safety or violent crime and stress, physical activity, body mass index (BMI) or hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in a sample (n=721) of adults (mean age:63) with diabe...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tamayo A,Karter AJ,Mujahid MS,Warton EM,Moffet HH,Adler N,Schillinger D,Hendrickson O'Connell B,Laraia B

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Intra-urban differentials in child dental trauma in relation to healthy cities policies in Curitiba, Brazil.

    abstract::This paper is concerned with developing methods for assessing the potential impact of healthy public policies on health outcomes, particularly on dental trauma. The hypothesis is that in deprived areas of Curitiba, Brazil, there would be a lower prevalence of dental trauma in 12-year-old schoolchildren related to diff...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moysés SJ,Moysés ST,McCarthy M,Sheiham A

    更新日期:2006-03-01 00:00:00

  • City-level gender differentials in the prevalence of dental caries and restorative dental treatment.

    abstract::This study assesses gender differentials in the distribution of dental caries and restorative treatment at the city level in order to discuss gender inequities in health. We retrieved data for caries prevalence and dental service utilisation by 11- and 12-year-old girls and boys in 131 towns in the state of São Paulo,...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Antunes JL,Junqueira SR,Frazão P,Bispo CM,Pegoretti T,Narvai PC

    更新日期:2003-09-01 00:00:00

  • An analysis of the regional differences in health care utilization in Italy.

    abstract::This paper focuses on the differences in regional expenditure on health care in the attempt to verify how equitable is the pattern of health care supply across the Italian regions and whether disparities are related to the existing socioeconomic imbalances, especially in terms of the North-South divide. The analysis h...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mangano A

    更新日期:2010-03-01 00:00:00

  • Identity and home: Understanding the experience of people with advanced cancer.

    abstract::The purpose of this study was to explore how the identity of people with advanced cancer is influenced by their experiences of living at home. A total of 28 in-depth interviews were conducted with 22 people with advanced cancer and four spouses. Grounded theory guided the collection and analysis of data. Home tours an...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maersk JL,Cutchin MP,la Cour K

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Trends in childhood mortality in Kenya: the urban advantage has seemingly been wiped out.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:We describe trends in childhood mortality in Kenya, paying attention to the urban-rural and intra-urban differentials. METHODS:We use data from the Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys (KDHS) collected between 1993 and 2008 and the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS) collected ...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kimani-Murage EW,Fotso JC,Egondi T,Abuya B,Elungata P,Ziraba AK,Kabiru CW,Madise N

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • 'A level playing field': Young people's experiences of wheelchair basketball as an enabling place.

    abstract::Using a novel case-study of a youth wheelchair basketball team in Auckland, New Zealand, we investigate the experiences of young people with physical disabilities in recreational sports places. We consider the 'enabling places' created by this sport, which can enhance disabled young people's wellbeing and social inclu...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bates L,Kearns R,Witten K,Carroll P

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • Where I live: A qualitative analysis of renters living in poor housing.

    abstract::This article examines the lived experiences of 17 renters residing in Clark County, Nevada. Using a phenomenological study design, we used semistructured interviews to investigate how renters navigate living in substandard housing. The qualitative analysis revealed four main themes: (a) housing serves as a mediator wi...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Marquez E,Dodge Francis C,Gerstenberger S

    更新日期:2019-07-01 00:00:00

  • Does living in rural areas make a difference for health in Québec?

    abstract::This study offers an overview of the health status of rural populations and its major determinants in Québec. A wide range of indicators are examined along a spatial grid that allows rural-urban as well as intrarural comparisons. Differences between urban and rural populations mainly concern specific health problems a...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pampalon R,Martinez J,Hamel D

    更新日期:2006-12-01 00:00:00

  • Longitudinal changes in the retail food environment in Mexico and their association with diabetes.

    abstract::The retail food environment is a potential population-level determinant of diet and nutrition-related chronic diseases, yet little is known about its composition and association with diabetes in low- and middle-income countries. Our objectives were: (1) to describe changes in the composition of the retail food environ...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pérez-Ferrer C,Auchincloss AH,Barrientos-Gutierrez T,Colchero MA,de Oliveira Cardoso L,Carvalho de Menezes M,Bilal U

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Moving experiences: a qualitative analysis of health and migration.

    abstract::This paper describes a qualitative analysis of the health and health care experiences of South Asian Fijian women now living in the lower mainland area of British Columbia, Canada. A particular focus is put on the health impacts of the migration experience. A thematic analysis of in-depth interviews informs the discus...

    journal_title:Health & place

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elliott SJ,Gillie J

    更新日期:1998-12-01 00:00:00