Neighborhood preference, walkability and walking in overweight/obese men.

  title={Neighborhood preference, walkability and walking in overweight/obese men.},
  author={Gregory J. Norman and Jordan A. Carlson and Stephanie O'Mara and James F. Sallis and Keith Patrick and Lawrence D. Frank and Suneeta Godbole},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  volume={37 2},
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether self-selection moderated the effects of walkability on walking in overweight and obese men. METHODS 240 overweight and obese men completed measures on importance of walkability when choosing a neighborhood (selection) and preference for walkable features in general (preference). IPAQ measured walking. A walkbility index was derived from geographic information systems (GIS). RESULTS Walkability was associated with walking for transportation (p = .027) and… CONTINUE READING

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