Street connectivity and obesity in Glasgow, Scotland: Impact of age, sex and socioeconomic position

Ball, K., Lamb, K., Travaglini, N. and Ellaway, A. (2012) Street connectivity and obesity in Glasgow, Scotland: Impact of age, sex and socioeconomic position. Health and Place, 18(6), pp. 1307-1313. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.09.007)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.09.007

Abstract

This study investigated associations of street connectivity with body mass index (BMI), and whether these associations varied by sex, age and socioeconomic position, amongst adults in Glasgow, Scotland. Data on socio-demographic variables, height and weight were collected from 1062 participants in the Greater Glasgow Health and Well-being Study, and linked with neighbourhood-level census and geo-referenced data on area level deprivation and street connectivity. Results of multilevel models showed that, after adjustment for individual level covariates, street connectivity was not significantly associated with either BMI or BMI category; nor were there any significant interactions between age, sex or socioeconomic position and street connectivity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lamb, Dr Karen and Ellaway, Dr Anne and Travaglini, Ms Noemi
Authors: Ball, K., Lamb, K., Travaglini, N., and Ellaway, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Health and Place
ISSN:1353-8292
ISSN (Online):1873-2054

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