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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorObolonkin, Ven_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPlank, Len_NZ
dc.contributor.authorIusitini, Len_NZ
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Een_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTautolo, E-Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSavila, Fen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRush, Een_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T23:44:00Z
dc.date.available2019-09-12T23:44:00Z
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019, 16(18), 3375; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183375
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12811
dc.description.abstractThe research aim was to investigate associations between objectively-assessed built environment attributes and metabolic risk in adolescents of Pacific Islands ethnicity, and to consider the possible mediating effect of physical activity and sedentary time. Youth (n = 204) undertook a suite of physical assessments including body composition, blood sampling, and blood pressure measurements, and seven day accelerometry. Objective measures of the neighbourhood built environment were generated around individual addresses. Logistic regression and linear modelling were used to assess associations between environment measures and metabolic health, accounting for physical activity behaviours. Higher pedestrian connectivity was associated with an increase in the chance of having any International Diabetes Federation metabolic risk factors for males only. Pedestrian connectivity was related to fat free mass in males in unadjusted analyses only. This study provides evidence for the importance of pedestrian network connectivity for health in adolescent males. Future research is required to expand the limited evidence in neighbourhood environments and adolescent metabolic health.en_NZ
dc.languageenen_NZ
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/18/3375
dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.subjectModerate-to-vigorous physical activity; Diabetes; Body composition; Fat free mass
dc.titleThe Importance of Pedestrian Network Connectivity for Adolescent Health: A Cross-sectional Examination of Associations Between Neighbourhood Built Environments and Metabolic Health in the Pacific Islands Families Birth Cohort Studyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16183375en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage3375
aut.relation.issue18en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage3375
aut.relation.volume16en_NZ
pubs.elements-id363672
aut.relation.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_NZ


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