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Spatial accessibility to specific sport facilities and corresponding sport practice: the RECORD Study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, April 2013
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Title
Spatial accessibility to specific sport facilities and corresponding sport practice: the RECORD Study
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-48
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical activity is considered as a major component of a healthy lifestyle. However, few studies have examined the relationships between the spatial accessibility to sport facilities and sport practice with a sufficient degree of specificity. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between the spatial accessibility to specific types of sports facilities and the practice of the corresponding sports after carefully controlling for various individual socio-demographic characteristics and neighborhood socioeconomic variables. METHODS: Data from the RECORD Study involving 7290 participants recruited in 2007--2008, aged 30--79 years, and residing in the Paris metropolitan area were analyzed. Four categories of sports were studied: team sports, racket sports, swimming and related activities, and fitness. Spatial accessibility to sport facilities was measured with two complementary approaches that both take into account the street network (distance to the nearest facility and count of facilities around the dwelling). Associations between the spatial accessibility to sport facilities and the practice of the corresponding sports were assessed using multilevel logistic regression after adjusting for individual and contextual characteristics. RESULTS: High individual education and high household income were associated with the practice of racket sports, swimming or related activities, and fitness over the previous 7 days. The spatial accessibility to swimming pools was associated with swimming and related sports, even after adjustment for individual/contextual factors. The spatial accessibility to facilities was not related to the practice of other sports. High neighborhood income was associated with the practice of a racket sport and fitness. CONCLUSIONS: Accessibility is a multi-dimensional concept that integrates educational, financial, and geographical aspects. Our work supports the evidence that strategies to increase participation in sport activities should improve the spatial and financial access to specific facilities, but also address educational disparities in sport practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 100 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 22%
Student > Bachelor 17 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 14%
Researcher 12 12%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 17 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 14%
Sports and Recreations 13 13%
Social Sciences 10 10%
Environmental Science 9 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Other 25 25%
Unknown 25 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 April 2013.
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#2,318,629
of 5,037,615 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#658
of 828 outputs
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#38,627
of 92,943 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#36
of 41 outputs
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