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Built environment and physical activity: domain- and activity-specific associations among Brazilian adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2017
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Title
Built environment and physical activity: domain- and activity-specific associations among Brazilian adolescents
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4538-7
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Authors

Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva, Adriano Akira Hino, Adalberto Lopes, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage, Helen Gonçalves, Ana B Menezes, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis, Pedro Curi Hallal

Abstract

Physical activity is likely to be determined as a complex interplay between personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors. Studying the built environment involves expanding the focus from the individual perspective to a public health one. Therefore, the objetive of this study was to examine the association between the built environment and objectively-measured physical activity among youth. Cross-sectional analysis of data from of a Brazilian birth cohort during adolescence. Physical activity was measured using accelerometers (GENEActiv) and self-report (International Physical Activity Questionnaire, long version). Participants' home addresses were geocoded and built environment characteristics such as streets' pattern and quality, and public open spaces attributes for physical activity practice were evaluated in a 500-m circular buffer surrounding their homes. A total of 3379 participants were included. Street lighting (β = 2.2; 95%CI: 0.5; 3.9) was positively associated with objectively-measured moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and proportion of paved streets and buffer's average family income were associated with lower MVPA. Living near the beach increased the odds of leisure-time MVPA practice by 3.3 (95%CI: 1.37; 8.02) times. There was a built environment-by-socioeconomic status (SES) interaction for the associations with commuting physical activity; street lighting [Odds ratio (OR) = 1.22; 95%CI: 1.01; 1.47] and presence of cycle lanes (OR = 1.77; 95%CI: 1.05; 2.96) were positively associated with commuting physical activity only among the intermediate SES tertile. Beachfront, street lighting, paved streets and cycle lanes were associated with physical activity patterns. This suggests that infrastructure interventions may influence physical activity levels of Brazilian adolescents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 122 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 17%
Student > Postgraduate 10 8%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 27 22%
Unknown 21 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 26 21%
Social Sciences 15 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 10%
Psychology 6 5%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 38 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 07 May 2018.
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#4,650,391
of 15,917,403 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,113
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Outputs of similar age
#89,963
of 268,492 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#7
of 16 outputs
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