Neighborhood built environment and socioeconomic status are associated with active commuting and sedentary behavior, but not with leisure-time physical activity, in university students
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Neighborhood built environment and socioeconomic status are associated with active commuting and sedentary behavior, but not with leisure-time physical activity, in university students

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Neighborhood built environment and socioeconomic status are associated with active commuting and sedentary behavior, but not with leisure-time physical activity, in university students

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dc.contributor.author Molina García, Javier
dc.contributor.author Menescardi, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Estevan Torres, Isaac
dc.contributor.author Martínez Bello, Vladimir Essau
dc.contributor.author Queralt Blasco, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-24T09:06:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-24T09:06:11Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/71563
dc.description.abstract The role of neighborhood characteristics in promoting physical activity and sedentary behaviors (SB) has not been extensively studied in university students. The study purpose was to analyze the associations of neighborhood built environment and neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) with active commuting, leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), and SB among university students. This is a cross- ectional study of 308 undergraduate students from two urban universities in Valencia, Spain. Participants' residential neighborhoods were classified according to walkability and SES levels. Walkability was defined as an index of three built environment attributes (i.e., residential density, land-use mix, and street connectivity) based on geographical information system data. Active commuting to and from university (ACU), active commuting in the neighborhood, LTPA, and SB were evaluated through a questionnaire. Mixed model regression analyses were performed. There were no significant SES-walkability interactions for any of the outcomes analyzed. However, university students living in more walkable areas reported two more ACU trips per week compared to those living in less walkable neighborhoods (p < 0.01). University students living in lower-SES neighborhoods reported more ACU trips per week than those living in higher-SES neighborhoods (p < 0.05). Regarding LTPA, there were no significant SES or walkability main effects. Neighborhood SES was negatively related to active commuting in the neighborhood and to time spent in SB (all p < 0.05). Participants living in lower-SES neighborhoods reported more active commuting per week and had the highest average minutes spent in SB. This study highlights the relevance of assessing university's residential environment when active transportation and SB are analyzed.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2019, vol. 16, p. 3176
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Molina García, Javier Menescardi, Cristina Estevan Torres, Isaac Martínez Bello, Vladimir Essau Queralt Blasco, Ana 2019 Neighborhood built environment and socioeconomic status are associated with active commuting and sedentary behavior, but not with leisure-time physical activity, in university students International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 16 3176
dc.subject Educació física
dc.subject Sociologia urbana
dc.title Neighborhood built environment and socioeconomic status are associated with active commuting and sedentary behavior, but not with leisure-time physical activity, in university students
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2019-09-24T09:06:11Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173176
dc.identifier.idgrec 133899

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