Disparities in Adolescents' Residence in Neighborhoods Supportive of Physical Activity — United States, 2011–2012
Discusses the connection between adolescents living in neighborhoods that support physical activity (have sidewalks and walking paths, parks, playgrounds, and/or recreation centers) and overall health. Indicates differences in access to neighborhoods supportive of physical activity based on ethnicity and race, income level, parental education level, and rural areas, with recommendations for community-based projects for improvement.
Kathleen B. Watson, Carmen D. Harris, Susan A. Carlson, Joan M. Dorn, Janet E. Fulton
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 65(23), 598-601
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Children and youth · Health disparities · Infrastructure · Physical activity · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention