Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school

Elaine M. Murtagh, Martin Dempster, Marie H. Murphy

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Abstract

The objective was to identify determinants of uptake and maintenance of active school travel (AST) over 4 years in children aged 9 at baseline. Data from wave 1 (n=8502) and 2 (n=7479) of the Growing Up in Ireland study were analysed. At 9- and 13-years 25% and 20% engaged in AST. Children were more likely to maintain or take-up AST if they lived in an urban area. Change in distance to school influenced both maintenance and adoption of AST, with a negative impact seen for increased distance between 9 and 13 years and a positive impact seen for decreased distance. Some factors which predict uptake and maintenance of AST are modifiable and can inform intervention development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalHealth & Place
Volume40
Early online date07 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

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