Increasing walking: how important is distance to, attractiveness, and size of public open space?

@article{GilesCorti2005IncreasingWH,
  title={Increasing walking: how important is distance to, attractiveness, and size of public open space?},
  author={Billie Giles-Corti and Melissa H Broomhall and Matthew Knuiman and Catherine J Collins and Kate Douglas and Kevin Ng and Andrea Lange and Robert J Donovan},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 2 Suppl 2},
  pages={169-76}
}
BACKGROUND Well-designed public open space (POS) that encourages physical activity is a community asset that could potentially contribute to the health of local residents. METHODS In 1995-1996, two studies were conducted-an environmental audit of POS over 2 acres (n =516) within a 408-km2 area of metropolitan Perth, Western Australia; and personal interviews with 1803 adults (aged 18 to 59 years) (52.9% response rate). The association between access to POS and physical activity was examined… CONTINUE READING
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