Influence of neighbourhood design and access to facilities on overweight among preschool children.

@article{Spence2008InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of neighbourhood design and access to facilities on overweight among preschool children.},
  author={John C Spence and Nicoleta Cutumisu and Joy Edwards and J. P. M. Evans},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          109-16
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Studies of the role of the built environment in relation to obesity in young children have reported inconsistent results. METHODS We explored the association of objective measures of neighbourhood design (dwelling density, land use mix, intersection density, availability of facilities) with the bodyweight status of 501 preschool children (girls = 262; boys = 239) residing in Edmonton, Canada. RESULTS Approximately 21% of the children were classified as overweight or at-risk of… CONTINUE READING

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