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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Abstract

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
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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