The association between objective measures of residence and worksite neighborhood environment, and self-reported leisure-time physical activities: The Aichi Workers’ Cohort Study

Enei Ri, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Tomoya Hanibuchi, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Atsuhiko Ota, Mayu Uemura, Chifa Chiang, Rei Otsuka, Chiyoe Murata, Koji Tamakoshi, Hideaki Toyoshima, Atsuko Aoyama

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The possible effects of a neighborhood's built environment on physical activity have not been studied in Asian countries as much as in Western countries. The present study cross-sectionally examined the relationship between geographic information system (GIS) measured residence and worksite neighborhood walkability, and the number of parks/green spaces and sports facilities within a 1 km radius of home and workplace, with self-reported leisure-time habitual (3–4 times per week or more) walking and moderate-to-vigorous intensity habitual exercise among local government workers aged 18 to 64 years living in an urban-suburban area of Aichi, Japan in 2013. A single-level binomial regression model was used to estimate the multivariable odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs). Of the 1959 male and 884 female participants, 288 (15%) and 141 (16%) reported habitual walking, respectively, and 18% and 17% reported habitual exercise, respectively. Compared with women who resided in neighborhood with a walkability index of 4–30, those living in an area with that of 35–40 were significantly more likely to engage in leisure-time habitual exercise (multivariable OR: 1.70, 95% CI: 1.08–2.68). Marginally significant positive associations were found between leisure-time habitual exercise and the residential neighborhood's number of parks/green spaces among women, as well as the number of sports facilities among men. In conclusion, a residential neighborhood environment characterized by higher walkability may contribute to the initiation or maintenance of moderate-to-vigorous intensity leisure-time exercise among working women living in an urban-suburban area of Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-289
Number of pages8
JournalPreventive Medicine Reports
Volume11
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Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2018

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Leisure Activities
Workplace
Cohort Studies
Exercise
Walking
Sports
Japan
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Working Women
Geographic Information Systems
Local Government
Statistical Models
Maintenance

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  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Ri, Enei ; Yatsuya, Hiroshi ; Hanibuchi, Tomoya ; Hirakawa, Yoshihisa ; Ota, Atsuhiko ; Uemura, Mayu ; Chiang, Chifa ; Otsuka, Rei ; Murata, Chiyoe ; Tamakoshi, Koji ; Toyoshima, Hideaki ; Aoyama, Atsuko. / The association between objective measures of residence and worksite neighborhood environment, and self-reported leisure-time physical activities : The Aichi Workers’ Cohort Study. In: Preventive Medicine Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 11. pp. 282-289.
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