Do the features, amenities, and quality of physical activity resources differ between city and county areas of a large rural region?

Jennie L. Hill, Clarice N. Waters, Korine N. Kolivras, Paul A. Estabrooks, Jamie M. Zoellner

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Abstract

The goal of this work was to provide a community-academic partnership with actionable information for physical activity (PA) for a rural health-disparate region. Identified PA outlets were audited and combined with survey data for 813 residents in the region. Less than a third of sampled residents (28%) met PA recommendations, with low perceptions of safety for PA. PA resource outlets in rural areas had higher numbers of incivilities. On the basis of our findings, 4 actionable strategies are recommended: shared-use agreements, reducing incivilities, addressing issues related to safety from traffic, and increasing the number of PA resources in rural areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-282
Number of pages10
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2016

Keywords

  • Built environment
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Physical activity
  • Rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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