Identifying built environmental patterns using cluster analysis and GIS: Relationships with walking, cycling and body mass index in French adults

@inproceedings{Charreire2012IdentifyingBE,
  title={Identifying built environmental patterns using cluster analysis and GIS: Relationships with walking, cycling and body mass index in French adults},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Charreire and Christiane Weber and Basile Chaix and Paul Salze and Romain Casey and Arnaud Banos and Dominique Badariotti and Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot and Serge Hercberg and Chantal Simon and Jean-Michel Oppert},
  booktitle={The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Socio-ecological models suggest that both individual and neighborhood characteristics contribute to facilitating health-enhancing behaviors such as physical activity. Few European studies have explored relationships between local built environmental characteristics, recreational walking and cycling and weight status in adults. The aim of this study was to identify built environmental patterns in a French urban context and to assess associations with recreational walking and cycling… CONTINUE READING