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dc.contributor.authorMena C.
dc.contributor.authorFuentes E.
dc.contributor.authorOrmazábal Y.
dc.contributor.authorPalomo-Vélez G.
dc.contributor.authorPalomo I.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:22:54Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:22:54Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier10.1007/s11332-015-0253-x
dc.identifier.citation12, 1, 55-61
dc.identifier.issn18247490
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/5291
dc.descriptionBackground: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the straight-line and road network distances to parks and markets on anthropometric measurements, biochemical markers, and a healthy lifestyle in adult people. Methods: We studied 832 subjects aged 18–74 years selected by a probability sampling. Geographic information systems were used to calculate access distance (straight-line and road network distances) from the participant’s homes to the nearest public place for physical activity and commercial center. Results: After adjusting the population by age and gender, a significant and negative relation was found between glycemia and both straight-line and road network distances to markets in both males and females. Moreover, males aged 35–54 had a significant and positive relation between triglycerides and distance to parks. In addition, a negative correlation was observed only in females between sport frequency and road network distances to markets. Conclusion: In this article, we have observed a similar correlation between the biochemical marker (glycemia) and both straight-line and road network distances to markets. Also, it raises the need to analyze other possible factors that could influence the relationship between the built environment and health. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Italia.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
dc.subjectCardiovascular risk factors
dc.subjectGeographic information system
dc.subjectGlycemia
dc.subjectRoad network distance
dc.subjectStraight-line distance
dc.titleEffect of straight-line and road network distances to parks and markets on anthropometric measurements, biochemical markers, and a healthy lifestyle in adult people
dc.typeArticle


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