Exploring the distribution of park availability, features, and quality across Kansas City, Missouri by income and race/ethnicity: an environmental justice investigation.

@article{Vaughan2013ExploringTD,
  title={Exploring the distribution of park availability, features, and quality across Kansas City, Missouri by income and race/ethnicity: an environmental justice investigation.},
  author={Katherine B Vaughan and Andrew T. Kaczynski and Sonja A Wilhelm Stanis and Gina M. Besenyi and Ryan Bergstrom and Katie M Heinrich},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 Suppl 1},
  pages={S28-38}
}
BACKGROUND Parks are key community assets for physical activity, but some evidence suggests these resources are not equitably distributed. PURPOSE This study examined disparities by income and race/ethnicity in the availability, features, and quality of parks across Kansas City, Missouri. METHODS All parks and census tracts (CTs) were mapped using geographical information systems, and park features and quality were determined via audits. Multivariate analyses of covariance analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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