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dc.contributor.authorUddin, Riazen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Nicola W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Asaduzzamanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-20T12:30:33Z
dc.date.available2018-03-20T12:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn1876-3413en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/inthealth/ihx057en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/368787
dc.description.abstractBackground: Physical activity (PA) has demonstrated health benefits, but participation is low in many countries. Little is known about environmental barriers to PA among young Asian adults. The purpose of this study was to identify common perceived environmental barriers to PA in young adults in Dhaka, Bangladesh and to examine if these barriers differed by gender. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with a self-administered survey and data collected from a convenience sample of 573 students aged 20.71±1.35 years (female 45%) in Dhaka. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to examine the association between environmental barriers and gender, adjusting for potential confounders. Results: Poor street lighting at night (62%) and a lack of convenient places to do PA (56%) were the most frequently reported environmental barriers to PA. Females were more likely than males to identify a lack of neighbourhood safety (OR 4.65 [95% CI 3.09–7.00]), poor street lighting (OR 2.82 [95% CI 1.95–4.11]), lack of convenient places (OR 2.04 [95% CI 1.39–3.00]), unclean and untidy neighbourhood (OR 1.84 [95% CI 1.25–2.72]) and poor weather (OR 1.61 [95% CI 1.11–2.33]) as barriers to PA, after adjusting for a set of confounders. Conclusions: Findings suggest that environmental barriers to PA are particularly salient to young females in urban Bangladesh. This study underscores the need for safe and convenient options for PA that are also female friendly.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom40en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titlePerceived environmental barriers to physical activity in young adults in Dhaka City, Bangladesh: Does gender matter?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in International Health following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Perceived environmental barriers to physical activity in young adults in Dhaka City, Bangladesh – Does gender matter?, International Health, Published: 10 January 2018 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihx057.en_US
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