Objective assessment of obesogenic environments in youth

Geographic information system methods and spatial findings from the neighborhood impact on kids study

Lawrence Frank, Brian Saelens, James Chapman, James F. Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz, Sarah C. Couch, Vincent Learnihan, Chuan Zhou, Trina Colburn, Kelli L. Cain

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    Background: GIS-based walkability measures designed to explain active travel fail to capture "playability" and proximity to healthy food. These constructs should be considered when measuring potential child obesogenic environments. Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the development of GIS-based multicomponent physical activity and nutrition environment indicators of child obesogenic environments in the San Diego and Seattle regions. Methods: Block group-level walkability
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-55
    Number of pages9
    JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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