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Author's School

Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-12-2014



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Physical inactivity (PI) is a highly modifiable risk factor for obesity and other chronic diseases. Fewer than 50% of adults meet CDC recommendations for physical activity (PA), citing the built environment (BE)— including walkability of streets and neighborhoods— as a reason for limited PA. Understanding the correlation between objective walkability (OW) measures and perceived home walkability (PHW) and perceived workplace walkability (PWW) may have important implications for public health efforts to improve the BE, increase PA, and ultimately combat the negative health effects of PI. This project asks is perceived walkability of the home neighborhood correlated with objective walkability? Is perceived walkability of the workplace neighborhood correlated with objective walkability?


Social Work

Shall We Walk? The Correlation Between Objective & Perceived Walkability at Home & Work
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