Unsafe to play? Neighborhood disorder and lack of safety predict reduced physical activity among urban children and adolescents.

@article{Molnar2004UnsafeTP,
  title={Unsafe to play? Neighborhood disorder and lack of safety predict reduced physical activity among urban children and adolescents.},
  author={Beth E. Molnar and Steven L. Gortmaker and Fiona C Bull and Stephen L. Buka},
  journal={American journal of health promotion : AJHP},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={378-86}
}
PURPOSE Lack of physical activity is associated with increased risk of overweight and cardiovascular disease, conditions associated with lower socioeconomic status (SES). Associations between activity levels of urban youth and limited access to safe recreation areas in their neighborhoods of residence were investigated. DESIGN Analyses of data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, a multilevel longitudinal study of families and communities, are reported. SETTING… CONTINUE READING

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