Considerations for Using a Geographic Information System to Assess Environmental Supports for Physical Activity

Porter, Dwayne E., Kirtland, Karen A., Williams, Joel E., Neet, Matthew J. and Ainsworth, Barbara E. (2004) Considerations for Using a Geographic Information System to Assess Environmental Supports for Physical Activity. Preventing Chronic Disease, 1 4: A20.

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Author Porter, Dwayne E.
Kirtland, Karen A.
Williams, Joel E.
Neet, Matthew J.
Ainsworth, Barbara E.
Title Considerations for Using a Geographic Information System to Assess Environmental Supports for Physical Activity
Journal name Preventing Chronic Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-1151
Publication date 2004-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page A20
Total pages 1
Place of publication Atlanta GA
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Language eng
Subject 111712 Health Promotion
111706 Epidemiology
Abstract The use of a geographic information system (GIS) to study environmental supports for physical activity raises several issues, including acquisition and development, quality, and analysis. We recommend to public health professionals interested in using GIS that they investigate available data, plan for data development where none exists, ensure the availability of trained personnel and sufficient time, and consider issues such as data quality, analyses, and confidentiality. This article shares information about data-related issues that we encountered when using GIS to validate responses to a questionnaire about environmental supports for physical activity.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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