Micro-scale pedestrian streetscapes and physical activity in Hispanic/Latino adults: Results from HCHS/SOL

Health Place. 2022 Sep:77:102857. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102857. Epub 2022 Aug 23.


We examined associations of micro-scale environment attributes (e.g., sidewalks, street crossings) with three physical activity (PA) measures among Hispanic/Latino adults (n = 1776) living in San Diego County, CA. Systematic observation was used to quantify micro-scale environment attributes near each participant's home. Total PA was assessed with accelerometers, and PA for transportation and recreation were assessed by validated self-report. Although several statistically significant interactions between individual and neighborhood characteristics were identified, there was little evidence micro-scale attributes were related to PA. An important limitation was restricted environmental variability for this sample which lived in a small area of a single county.

Keywords: Built environment; Exercise; Health disparities; Sidewalks; Walkability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Environment Design*
  • Exercise
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • Pedestrians*
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Walking