The relationship between built environments and physical activity: a systematic review.

  title={The relationship between built environments and physical activity: a systematic review.},
  author={Alva O Ferdinand and Bisakha Sen and Saurabh Rahurkar and S. Engler and Nir Menachemi},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={102 10},
OBJECTIVES We conducted a systematic review of the literature examining the relationship between built environments (e.g., parks, trails, sidewalks) and physical activity (PA) or obesity rates. METHODS We performed a 2-step inclusion protocol to identify empirical articles examining any form of built environment and any form of PA (or obesity rate) as the outcome. We extracted data from included abstracts for analysis by using a standard code sheet developed for this study. RESULTS Of 169… CONTINUE READING
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