Recreational physical activity facilities within walking and cycling distance: Sociospatial patterning of access in Scotland

Ogilvie, D., Lamb, K.E., Ferguson, N.S. and Ellaway, A. (2011) Recreational physical activity facilities within walking and cycling distance: Sociospatial patterning of access in Scotland. Health and Place, 17(5), pp. 1015-1022. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.07.003)

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Abstract

To examine the sociospatial patterning of access to recreational physical activity facilities in Scotland, we used negative binomial multilevel models to investigate associations between income deprivation at datazone level and the number of facilities available within 10, 20 and 30 min walking and cycling thresholds, adjusting for datazone population size and local authority. Accessibility was significantly (p<0.01) lower in the most affluent quintile for most thresholds tested in urban areas and for some thresholds tested in small towns. In general, more affluent areas had less good access to recreational physical activity facilities within walking or cycling distance.

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

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