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Health Place. 2008 Sep;14(3):367-85. Epub 2007 Aug 11.

The sociodemographics of land use planning: relationships to physical activity, accessibility, and equity.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Bank of America Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA. aytur@email.unc.edu

Abstract

Little is known about relationships between attributes of land use plans and sociodemographic variations in physical activity (PA). This study evaluates associations between policy-relevant plan attributes, sociodemographic factors, and PA in North Carolina. Results suggest that land use plans that included non-automobile transportation improvements and more comprehensive policies to guide development were positively associated with both leisure and transportation-related PA. However, residents of counties with lower-income levels and higher proportions of non-white residents were less likely to have attributes supportive of PA included in their plans. Implications for transdisciplinary collaboration with respect to reducing health disparities are discussed.

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