Does Social Capital Promote Physical Activity? A Population-Based Study in Japan

@inproceedings{Ueshima2010DoesSC,
  title={Does Social Capital Promote Physical Activity? A Population-Based Study in Japan},
  author={Kazumune Ueshima and Takeo Fujiwara and Soshi Takao and Etsuji Suzuki and Toshihide Iwase and Hiroyuki Doi and S V Subramanian and Ichiro Kawachi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND To examine the association between individual-level social capital and physical activity. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In February 2009, data were collected in a population-based cross-sectional survey in Okayama city, Japan. A cluster-sampling approach was used to randomly select 4,000 residents from 20 school districts. A total of 2260 questionnaires were returned (response rate: 57.4%). Individual-level social capital was assessed by an item inquiring about perceived trust of… CONTINUE READING