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Parental Mapping of Danger

Photo of African American family playing soccer
Project Summary: 

This project studied possible associations between parental perceptions of neighborhood safety and their children’s physical activity. Phone interviews were conducted with 201 parents and their 10–13-year-old children. All participants were members of Kaiser Permanente health plans. The project was a collaboration between UC Berkeley and Kaiser’s Division of Research.

Policy, Practice or Research Impacts: 

This is one of few studies to look at correlations between parents’ and children’s perceptions of their neighborhoods and to investigate the built environment and social context variables related to physical activity in children. The study can help to guide policy changes in an area of great interest (childhood obesity) to researchers, policy makers, and the public.

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Contact Person: 
Elaine Kurtovich
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Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley
Principal Investigators: 
Professor William Satariano
National Institute of Mental Health, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program.
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