Examining the relationships among built environment, physical activity, and body mass index in El Paso, TX.

@article{Rutt2005ExaminingTR,
  title={Examining the relationships among built environment, physical activity, and body mass index in El Paso, TX.},
  author={Candace D Rutt and Karen J Coleman},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={831-41}
}
OBJECTIVE The current study examined the relationships among built environment, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) in a primarily Hispanic border community in El Paso, TX. METHODS Data from a 2001 community-wide health survey were matched to environmental data using geocoding techniques in ARC VIEW software. A total of 996 adults were surveyed by phone and 452 were successfully geocoded. RESULTS The sample was 71% female, 79% Hispanic, 42 +/- 17 years old, moderately acculturated… CONTINUE READING

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