A quantitative examination of park characteristics related to park use and physical activity among urban youth.

@article{Ries2009AQE,
  title={A quantitative examination of park characteristics related to park use and physical activity among urban youth.},
  author={Amy V. Ries and Carolyn C. Voorhees and Kathleen M Roche and Joel Gittelsohn and Alice Fang Yan and Nan Marie Astone},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 3 Suppl},
  pages={S64-70}
}
PURPOSE Although several studies have identified a positive association between recreational facility availability and physical activity, few have examined facility attributes beyond availability and involved minority adolescents. This study examines how both objective and perceived measures of the facility environment are associated with urban adolescents' use of parks and physical activity. METHODS Study participants included 329 adolescents from two high schools in Baltimore, Maryland, the… CONTINUE READING
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