Understanding the Relationship between Activity and Neighbourhoods (URBAN) Study: research design and methodology

@article{Badland2009UnderstandingTR,
  title={Understanding the Relationship between Activity and Neighbourhoods (URBAN) Study: research design and methodology},
  author={Hannah Badland and Grant M Schofield and Karen Witten and Philip J. Schluter and Suzanne Mavoa and Robin A. Kearns and Erica Hinckson and Melody Oliver and Hector Kaiwai and Victoria Gl Jensen and Christina R. Ergler and Leslie J McGrath and Julia C McPhee},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={224 - 224}
}
BACKGROUND Built environment attributes are recognized as being important contributors to physical activity (PA) engagement and body size in adults and children. However, much of the existing research in this emergent public health field is hindered by methodological limitations, including: population and site homogeneity, reliance on self-report measures, aggregated measures of PA, and inadequate statistical modeling. As an integral component of multi-country collaborative research, the… CONTINUE READING
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