Recreational values of the natural environment in relation to neighbourhood satisfaction, physical activity, obesity and wellbeing

  title={Recreational values of the natural environment in relation to neighbourhood satisfaction, physical activity, obesity and wellbeing},
  author={J. Bj{\"o}rk and M. Albin and P. Grahn and H. Jacobsson and J. Ard{\"o} and J. Wadbro and P. {\"O}stergren and E. Sk{\"a}rb{\"a}ck},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health},
  pages={e2 - e2}
  • J. Björk, M. Albin, +5 authors E. Skärbäck
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • Objectives: The aim of this population-based study was to investigate associations between recreational values of the close natural environment and neighbourhood satisfaction, physical activity, obesity and wellbeing. Methods: Data from a large public health survey distributed as a mailed questionnaire in suburban and rural areas of southern Sweden were used (N  =  24 819; 59% participation rate). Geocoded residential addresses and the geographical information system technique were used to… CONTINUE READING
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