Objective measures of neighborhood environment and physical activity in older women.

@article{King2005ObjectiveMO,
  title={Objective measures of neighborhood environment and physical activity in older women.},
  author={Wendy C. King and Steven H. Belle and Jennifer S. Brach and Laurey R Simkin-Silverman and Tracy Soska and Andrea Kriska},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={461-9}
}
BACKGROUND Regular physical activity is known to help prevent chronic disease and promote healthy aging. Yet, most older women are not regularly active. This study attempts to identify objectively measured attributes of the neighborhood environment that may be associated with physical activity levels in older women. METHODS Sociodemographics and physical activity level, as measured by pedometer, were assessed in 158 overweight Caucasian and African-American postmenopausal women from… CONTINUE READING

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