Environmental influences on self-reported leisure-time physical activity in the Austin/Travis County STEPS survey 2005–2009
This study was an examination of environmental and social correlates of physical inactivity in a socio-economically disadvantaged community. This study was a secondary analysis of data collected by the Austin/Travis County Department of Health and Human Services. The study included an analysis of perceived environmental influences (e.g. access to physical support features like sidewalks and streetlights). This study also investigated several features of the social environment (e.g. perceived neighborhood crime and social influence). Participants’ beliefs and attitudes about the neighborhood were investigated. Results included estimates of the association between neighborhood factors and physical inactivity controlling for age, gender and education. This study found significant associations for social and environmental variables with physical inactivity. The goal of this work was to identify factors that contribute to inactivity and address a number of environmental and neighborhood risk factors that contribute to sedentary behaviors in a population of relative social and economic disadvantage.
Environmental Health|Public health|Epidemiology
Jackson, Winston R, "Environmental influences on self-reported leisure-time physical activity in the Austin/Travis County STEPS survey 2005–2009" (2010). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1475401.