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Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents.

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Shelton, RC; Puleo, E; Bennett, GG; McNeill, LH; Goldman, RE; Emmons, KM
Published in: American journal of preventive medicine
December 2009

Although discrimination has been identified as a potential determinant of existing racial/ethnic health disparities, no studies have investigated whether racial discrimination contributes to disparities in physical activity.The primary aim of the current study was to examine the association between interpersonal racial discrimination and physical activity.Baseline data were collected during 2004-2005 among a predominately black and Hispanic sample of adult residents living in 12 low-income-housing sites in Boston MA (n=1055). Residents reported experiences of lifetime racial discrimination during interviewer-administered surveys and wore a pedometer for 5 days to measure physical activity. For analyses, performed in 2009, linear regression models with a cluster design were conducted to predict physical activity, measured as steps per day.Nearly 48% of participants reported ever experiencing racial discrimination, and discrimination was most commonly experienced on the street or in a public setting. No association was found between discrimination and physical activity, when examined in bivariate, multivariable, or race-stratified models.The current results indicate that self-reported racial discrimination is not a key determinant of physical activity among residents living in low-income housing. However, additional research is warranted to address current limitations of this study.

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American journal of preventive medicine

DOI

EISSN

1873-2607

ISSN

0749-3797

Publication Date

December 2009

Volume

37

Issue

6

Start / End Page

541 / 545

Related Subject Headings

  • Racial Groups
  • Public Health
  • Prejudice
  • Poverty
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Linear Models
  • Humans
  • Housing
 

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Shelton, R. C., Puleo, E., Bennett, G. G., McNeill, L. H., Goldman, R. E., & Emmons, K. M. (2009). Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(6), 541–545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2009.07.018
Shelton, Rachel C., Elaine Puleo, Gary G. Bennett, Lorna H. McNeill, Roberta E. Goldman, and Karen M. Emmons. “Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents.American Journal of Preventive Medicine 37, no. 6 (December 2009): 541–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2009.07.018.
Shelton RC, Puleo E, Bennett GG, McNeill LH, Goldman RE, Emmons KM. Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents. American journal of preventive medicine. 2009 Dec;37(6):541–5.
Shelton, Rachel C., et al. “Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents.American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 37, no. 6, Dec. 2009, pp. 541–45. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2009.07.018.
Shelton RC, Puleo E, Bennett GG, McNeill LH, Goldman RE, Emmons KM. Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents. American journal of preventive medicine. 2009 Dec;37(6):541–545.
Journal cover image

Published In

American journal of preventive medicine

DOI

EISSN

1873-2607

ISSN

0749-3797

Publication Date

December 2009

Volume

37

Issue

6

Start / End Page

541 / 545

Related Subject Headings

  • Racial Groups
  • Public Health
  • Prejudice
  • Poverty
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Linear Models
  • Humans
  • Housing