Association between preschooler outdoor play and home yard vegetation as measured by high resolution imagery: Findings from the PLAYCE study

Trina Robinson*, Gursimran Dhamrait, Kevin Murray, Bryan Boruff, John Duncan, Jasper Schipperijn, Hayley Christian

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Abstract

Outdoor play in the home yard is an important source of physical activity for many preschoolers. This study investigated if home yard size and vegetation are related to preschooler outdoor play time. High-resolution remotely sensed data were used to distinguish between types of vegetation coverage in the home yard. Shrub and tree cover, and yard size, were positively associated with outdoor play. Following stratification by socioeconomic status (SES - parent education), only tree cover was positively associated with preschooler outdoor play in low SES households. All types of vegetation cover were positively associated with preschooler outdoor play in higher SES households. This study highlights the importance of larger yard sizes and higher levels of vegetation for facilitating outdoor play in preschoolers.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer103178
TidsskriftHealth & Place
Vol/bind85
Antal sider6
ISSN1353-8292
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2024

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