Transport-related physical activity, health outcomes, and urban design: descriptive evidence

Environments that support physical activity (PA) engagement are now seen as an important part of the solution for accumulating daily physical activity which confers health benefits, particularly transport-related PA (TPA). Despite this recognition, understanding the determinants of health-related PA has traditionally focused on identifying associations between the social environment and non-specific PA domains. As such, prior to commencing this thesis little was known about the relationships between the built environment and overall PA engagement within the New Zealand context. Little was also known about associations between TPA attitudes and behaviours, and urban design. This research sought to overcome this paucity of knowledge by investigating associations between overall PA and TPA engagement and perceptions, health outcomes, urban design, and socio-demographic variables from a public health perspective. (a) A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Auckland

    Private Bag
    Auckland 1,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Badland, H
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Pagination: 162P + APPENDICES

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  • Accession Number: 01095204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2008 8:47AM