Associations between family support, family intimacy, and neighborhood violence and physical activity in urban adolescent girls.

@article{Kuo2007AssociationsBF,
  title={Associations between family support, family intimacy, and neighborhood violence and physical activity in urban adolescent girls.},
  author={JoAnn Kuo and Carolyn C. Voorhees and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite and Deborah Rohm Young},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={101-3}
}
We examined the association between various dimensions of the family environment, including family intimacy and involvement in activities, family support for physical activity, and neighborhood violence (perceived and objective) and physical activity among urban, predominantly African American, ninth-grade girls in Baltimore, Md. Greater family intimacy (P = .05) and support (P = .01), but not neighborhood violence, was associated with physical activity. Family factors, including family… CONTINUE READING