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Physical Activity Among Adolescents: When Do Parks Matter? (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

April 1, 2008

CHIS Journal Article

Authors: Susan H. Babey, PhD, Theresa A. Hastert, Hongjian Yu, PhD

The availability of places to engage in physical activity may influence physical activity levels. This study examined whether the relationship between physical activity and access to parks differs depending on adolescents’ sociodemographic, housing and neighborhood characteristics. Data were analyzed from 4,010 adolescents who responded to the 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

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