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This study has two aims: To explore walkability; andTo examine the relationship between walkability and SEP across census block groups in El Paso, Texas. Physical inactivity and related chronic diseases are higher for Latinos than other racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. Socioeconomic placement (SEP) and the built environment are determinants of physical activity. Walkability is a measure of the built environment that indicates how conducive an area is to walking for leisure, access to services, and travel to work. No study has examined walkability and its correlates in a U.S./Mexico border community with a large population of Latinos and high prevalence of obesity and diabetes.
Kuhlberg, Jill A. and Paternina, Carlos M. Arango, "Walking on the Border: Walkability and Socioeconomic Placement in El Paso, Texas" (2014). GIS Posters. Poster 131.