Walkable area within which destinations matter: differences between Australian and Japanese cities

Sugiyama, Takemi, Inoue, Shigeru, Cerin, Shigeru, Shimomitsu, Teruichi and Owen, Neville (2012) Walkable area within which destinations matter: differences between Australian and Japanese cities. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 1-7. doi:10.1177/1010539512466911


Author Sugiyama, Takemi
Inoue, Shigeru
Cerin, Shigeru
Shimomitsu, Teruichi
Owen, Neville
Title Walkable area within which destinations matter: differences between Australian and Japanese cities
Journal name Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1941-2479
1010-5395
Publication date 2012-11-27
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1010539512466911
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Adults’ walking for transport is important for health benefits and can be associated with availability of destinations such as shops and services within a walking distance of 10 to 15 minutes from home. However, relevant evidence is mostly from Western countries. This study examined associations of destinations with walking for transport in Australian and Japanese cities. Data were collected from Adelaide, Australia (n = 2508), and 4 Japanese cities (n = 1285). Logistic regressions examined associations of self-reported walking for transport with the number of destination types within walk-distance categories. Walking was significantly associated with the number of destination types within a 10-minute walk from home for Australia and with the number of destination types within a 6- to 20-minute walk for Japan. Further research is needed on why walking by residents of Japanese cities can be influenced by more distant local destinations than in Australia to inform physical activity–related environmental and policy initiatives.
Keyword Environment
International comparison
Neighborhood
Proximity
Walking
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 27 November, 2012

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