Effects of transportation and built environment on general health and obesity
land use - transit oriented development, policy - environment
Transportation modes, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Transit oriented development, Socioeconomic factors, Socioeconomic aspects, Overweight persons, Obesity, Modes, Land use, Health, Demographics, Built environment
We develop models to investigate the effects of transportation, land-use, and built environment variables along with demographic and socio-economic factors on people's general health and obesity. The work showed that transit-oriented development has a significant positive impact on the general health and obesity of the people. The study results suggest that one percent decrease in the use of automobiles can decrease obesity by 0.4%.
Samimi, Amir, Mohammadian, Abolfazl, Madanizadeh, Seyedali, (2009). Effects of transportation and built environment on general health and obesity. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 67-71.