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Title: Association between Perceived Neighborhood Built Environment and Walking and Cycling for Transport among Inhabitants from Latin America: The ELANS Study
Authors: Ferrari, Gerson
Oliveira Werneck, André
Rodrigues da Silva, Danilo
Kovalskys, Irina
Gómez, Georgina
Rigotti, Attilio
Yadira Cortés Sanabria, Lilia
García, Martha Cecilia Yépez
Pareja, Rossina G
Herrera-Cuenca, Marianella
Zimberg, Ioná Zalcman
Guajardo, Viviana
Pratt, Michael
Cofre Bolados, Cristian
Saldía, Emilio Jofré
Pires, Carlos 
Marques, Adilson
Peralta, Miguel
Rossato de Victo, Eduardo
Fisberg, Mauro
On Behalf Of The Elans Study Group, null
Keywords: transport physical activity; walking; cycling; neighborhood built environment; Latin America
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Project: scientific grant from the Coca Cola Company 
Instituto Pensi/Hospital Infantil Sabara, International Life Science Institute of Argentina, Universidad de Costa Rica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Central de Venezuela (CENDES-UCV)/Fundación Bengoa, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and Instituto de Investigación Nutricional de Peru 
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) with a PhDscholarship (FAPESP process: 2019/24124-7) 
Serial title, monograph or event: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume: 17
Issue: 18
Abstract: Purpose: This study aimed to examine the associations of the perceived neighborhood built environment with walking and cycling for transport in inhabitants from Latin American countries. Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 9218 participants (15–65 years) from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health, which included a nationally representative sample of eight countries. All participants completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Long Form for measure walking and cycling for transport and the Neighborhood EnvironmentWalkability Scale-Abbreviated. Furthermore, perceived proximity from home to public open spaces and shopping centers was assessed. Results: Perceived land use mix-access (OR: 1.32; 95%CI: 1.16,1.50) and the existence of many alternative routes in the neighbourhood (1.09 1.01,1.17) were associated with higher odds of reporting any walking for transport ( 10 min/week). Perceived slow speed of tra c (1.88 1.82,1.93) and few drivers exceeding the speed limits (1.92; 1.86,1.98) were also related to higher odds of reporting any walking for transport. The odds of reporting any cycling for transport ( 10 min/week) were higher in participants perceiving more walking/cycling facilities (1.87 1.76,1.99), and better aesthetics (1.22 1.09,1.38). Conclusions: Dissimilar perceived neighborhood built environment characteristics were associated with walking and cycling for transport among inhabitants from Latin America.
ISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17186858
Rights: openAccess
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