Neighbourhood built environment and physical function among mid-to-older aged adults: A systematic review

Jerome N. Rachele, Takemi Sugiyama, Sasha Davies, Venurs H.Y. Loh, Gavin Turrell, Alison Carver, Ester Cerin

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Abstract

This systematic review included 23 quantitative studies that estimated associations between aspects of the neighbourhood built environment and physical function among adults aged ≥45 years. Findings were analysed according to nine aspects of the neighbourhood built environment: walkability, residential density, street connectivity, land use mix, public transport, pedestrian infrastructure, aesthetics, safety and traffic. Evidence was found for a positive association of pedestrian infrastructure and aesthetics with physical function, while weaker evidence was found for land use mix, and safety from crime and traffic. There was an insufficient number of studies for walkability, residential density, street connectivity and access to public transport.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102137
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalHealth and Place
Volume58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

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