Associations between family support, family intimacy, and neighborhood violence and physical activity in urban adolescent girls

Jo Ann Kuo, Carolyn Voorhees, Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, Deborah Rohm Young

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Abstract

We examined the association between various dimensions of the family environment, including family intimacy and involvement in activities, family support for physical activity, and neighborhood violence (perceived and objective) and physical activity among urban, predominantly African American, ninth-grade girls in Baltimore, Md. Greater family intimacy (P=.05) and support (P=.01), but not neighborhood violence, was associated with physical activity. Family factors, including family intimacy and support, are potential targets in physical activity interventions for urban high-school girls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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