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Older Adults’ Outdoor Walking: Inequalities in Neighbourhood Safety, Pedestrian Infrastructure and Aesthetics

Zandieh, Razieh et Martinez, Javier et Flacke, Johannes et Jones, Phil et van Maarseveen, Martin (2016). Older Adults’ Outdoor Walking: Inequalities in Neighbourhood Safety, Pedestrian Infrastructure and Aesthetics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13 (12). p. 1179. ISSN 1661-7827 1660-4601 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13121179.

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Older adults living in high-deprivation areas walk less than those living in low-deprivation areas. Previous research has shown that older adults’ outdoor walking levels are related to the neighbourhood built environment. This study examines inequalities in perceived built environment attributes (i.e., safety, pedestrian infrastructure and aesthetics) and their possible influences on disparities in older adults’ outdoor walking levels in low- and high-deprivation areas of Birmingham, United Kingdom. It applied a mixed-method approach, included 173 participants (65 years and over), used GPS technology to measure outdoor walking levels, used questionnaires (for all participants) and conducted walking interviews (with a sub-sample) to collect data on perceived neighbourhood built environment attributes. The results show inequalities in perceived neighbourhood safety, pedestrian infrastructure and aesthetics in high- versus low-deprivation areas and demonstrate that they may influence disparities in participants’ outdoor walking levels. Improvements of perceived neighbourhood safety, pedestrian infrastructure and aesthetic in high-deprivation areas are encouraged.

Type de document: Article
Informations complémentaires: ijerph-13-01179[PII] 27898023[pmid] Int J Environ Res Public Health
Mots-clés libres: Older adults outdoor Environnement Marche VAPEN
Déposé par: Veille References
Date de dépôt: 29 mars 2017 13:22
Dernière modification: 29 mars 2017 13:22
URI: http://bel.uqtr.ca/id/eprint/3458

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