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dc.contributor.authorOliver, Melodyen
dc.contributor.authorMcPhee, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Penelopeen
dc.contributor.authorIkeda, Erikaen
dc.contributor.authorMavoa, Suzanneen
dc.contributor.authorMackay, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorKearns, Robin Aen
dc.contributor.authorKyttä, Markettaen
dc.contributor.authorAsiasiga, Lanuolaen
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Nicholasen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Judyen
dc.contributor.authorMackett, Rogeren
dc.contributor.authorZinn, Carynen
dc.contributor.authorMoewaka Barnes, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorEgli, Victoriaen
dc.contributor.authorPrendergast, Kateen
dc.contributor.authorWitten, Karenen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T00:30:30Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T00:30:30Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-16en
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/300081
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: New Zealand children's physical activity, including independent mobility and active travel, has declined markedly over recent decades. The Neighbourhoods for Active Kids (NfAK) study examines how neighbourhood built environments are associated with the independent mobility, active travel, physical activity and neighbourhood experiences of children aged 9-12 years in primary and intermediate schools across Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Child-specific indices of walkability, destination accessibility and traffic exposure will be constructed to measure the built environment in 8 neighbourhoods in Auckland. Interactive online-mapping software will be used to measure children's independent mobility and transport mode to destinations and to derive measures of neighbourhood use and perceptions. Physical activity will be measured using 7-day accelerometry. Height, weight and waist circumference will be objectively measured. Parent telephone interviews will collect sociodemographic information and parent neighbourhood perceptions. Interviews with school representative will capture supports and barriers for healthy activity and nutrition behaviours at the school level. Multilevel modelling approaches will be used to understand how differing built environment variables are associated with activity, neighbourhood experiences and health outcomes. DISCUSSION: We anticipate that children who reside in neighbourhoods considered highly walkable will be more physically active, accumulate more independent mobility and active travel, and be more likely to have a healthy body size. This research is timely as cities throughout New Zealand develop and implement plans to improve the liveability of intensifying urban neighbourhoods. Results will be disseminated to participants, local government agencies and through conventional academic avenues.
dc.format.mediumElectronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectBody Weighten
dc.subjectBody Sizeen
dc.subjectBody Heighten
dc.subjectExerciseen
dc.subjectWalkingen
dc.subjectDieten
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectHealth Behavioren
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.subjectCitiesen
dc.subjectResidence Characteristicsen
dc.subjectSocial Environmenten
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.subjectSchoolsen
dc.subjectTravelen
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systemsen
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectWaist Circumferenceen
dc.subjectMultilevel Analysisen
dc.subjectAccelerometryen
dc.titleNeighbourhoods for Active Kids: study protocol for a cross-sectional examination of neighbourhood features and children's physical activity, active travel, independent mobility and body size.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier8en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameBMJ openen
prism.startingPagee013377
prism.volume6en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.47155
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-07-21en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013377en
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-08-16en
dc.contributor.orcidIkeda, Erika [0000-0001-6999-3918]
dc.contributor.orcidMavoa, Suzanne [0000-0002-6071-2988]
dc.contributor.orcidMackay, Lisa [0000-0002-7344-5794]
dc.contributor.orcidKyttä, Marketta [0000-0001-9969-8194]
dc.contributor.orcidEgli, Victoria [0000-0002-3306-7709]
dc.contributor.orcidPrendergast, Kate [0000-0001-8439-4606]
dc.identifier.eissn2044-6055
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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