Urban residential environments and senior citizens’ longevity in megacity areas: the importance of walkable green spaces

@article{Takano2002UrbanRE,
  title={Urban residential environments and senior citizens’ longevity in megacity areas: the importance of walkable green spaces},
  author={Takehito Takano and K Nakamura and Masanori Watanabe},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health},
  year={2002},
  volume={56},
  pages={913 - 918}
}
Study objectives: To study the association between greenery filled public areas that are nearby a residence and easy to walk in and the longevity of senior citizens in a densely populated, developed megacity. Design: Cohort study. Methods: The authors analysed the five year survival of 3144 people born in 1903, 1908, 1913, or 1918 who consented to a follow up survey from the records of registered Tokyo citizens in relation to baseline residential environment characteristics in 1992. Main… 
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