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dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Deborah Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Lindsey Ireneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-03T05:38:08Z
dc.date.available2010-07-03T05:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10472
dc.description.abstractRecent ecologic studies have begun to focus on characteristics of the built environment that influence physical activity (PA). Specifically, neighborhood walkability is emerging as an important determinant of PA in adults. At this point in time, there is conflicting evidence on how neighborhood walkability influences the PA levels of adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between individual's neighborhood walk score and individual's body mass index, body fat percentage, weight status, PA levels and meeting PA guidelines in a sample of adolescent girls. Additional analysis investigated the correlation between two objective measures of neighborhood walkability. This analysis was unable to show an association between PA levels or body composition of adolescent girls from the TAAG Maryland field site. Neighborhood walkability as assessed by the website walkscore.com was positively correlated with a GIS derived walkability index (r=.63 p<.0001).en_US
dc.titleInvestigating Neighborhood Walkability and its Association with Physical Activity Levels and Body Composition of a Sample of Maryland Adolescent Girlsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEpidemiology and Biostatisticsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth Sciences, Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledadolescent girlsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbody compositionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcross-sectional studyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledphysical activityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTAAGen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledwalkabilityen_US


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