Are low income children more physically active when they live in homes with bigger yards? A longitudinal analysis of the NET-Works Study.

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Abstract

This study prospectively examined the relationship of home yard-size to objectively measured physical activity over three years among a cohort of 531 low-income pre-school-aged children. An adjusted total-effect association of 12.72 additional minutes per week of moderate/vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was observed for each additional hectare of yard-size. The direct-effect association, adjusting for previous year MVPA, was not statistically significant. This study provides evidence that the private or semi-private space around the house may impact children's’ physical activity. Public health and urban planning practitioners should consider these results to identify built environment solutions for improving MVPA among low-income minority children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102330
JournalHealth and Place
Volume63
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

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