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dc.contributor.authorSpallek, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpinks, Annelieseen_US
dc.contributor.authorBain, Christopher J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcClure, Rodericken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:16:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:16:15Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-16T07:11:39Z
dc.identifier.issn10361073en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14163
dc.description.abstractISSUE ADDRESSED: The aims of this study were to examine route to school, distance and mode of transport for primary school-aged children in Brisbane, and to quantify the exposure to risk of pedestrian injury by the sociodemographic characteristics of the children. METHODS: This study was part of a longitudinal cohort study of 871 Brisbane families with children aged 4-12 years that aimed to quantify the relationship between socio-economic status and childhood injury. Mode of transport to school and socio-demographic characteristics of children were obtained from a questionnaire completed at baseline by each child's primary carer. Route to school and distance travelled were recorded at the baseline interview on scaled geographical maps. RESULTS: Being driven by car was the predominant mode of transport to school (75%) and from school (72%), with the prevalence decreasing with the age of the child. The mean distance travelled to school was 3.8 kilometres (km), with 50% of children travelling between 1.25 km and 4.5 km. For children who walked to school, exposure to pedestrian injury risk was similar by gender, increased with age and was inversely related to household income and the primary carer's education level. CONCLUSION: The majority of children aged 5-12 live close to school but only a small minority of students walk the distance. Walking to school was least common in children from higher socio-economic backgrounds.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Health Promotion Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.healthpromotion.org.au/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom134en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto138en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321202en_US
dc.titleWalking to school: distribution by age, sex and socio-economic statusen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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