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The Effects of Neighborhood Built Environment on Walking for Leisure and for Purpose Among Older People.

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Summary of "The Effects of Neighborhood Built Environment on Walking for Leisure and for Purpose Among Older People."

Characteristics of a neighborhood's built environment affect the walking behavior of older people, yet studies typically rely on small nonrepresentative samples that use either subjective reports or aggregate indicators from administrative sources to represent neighborhood characteristics. Our analyses examine the usefulness of a novel method for observing neighborhoods-virtual observations-and assess the extent to which virtual-based observations predict walking among older adults.

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Name: The Gerontologist
ISSN: 1758-5341
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