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Street Connectivity as a Determinant of Health in Canadian Youth
Background: Street connectivity, an important aspect of the built environment, refers to the directness of links and the density of connections in road networks. Street connectivity of youth’s neighborhoods may impact ...
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION TO SCHOOL AMONG CANADIAN YOUTH: AN EXPLORATION OF CORRELATES AND ASSOCIATED INJURY
Background: Active transportation refers to methods of travel that involve physical activity, such as walking and bicycling. For students, characteristics of both individual and contextual environments are likely associated ...
The Built Environment and Obesity-Related Behaviours in Canadian Youth
The objectives of this thesis were to examine the relationship between the built environment and obesity-related behaviours in Canadian youth, and to address measurement issues relevant for studying these relationships. ...
Social Consequences of Obesity Among Canadian Youth
Background: The prevalence of obesity is increasing in all segments of our society. While research exists on the physical consequences of obesity, the social implications of childhood obesity require study. Those who are ...
Acculturation and Health Experiences Among Young Immigrant Canadians
This thesis investigates the measurement of acculturation, and the effects of acculturation on obesity, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, among Canadian youth. It consists of four manuscripts. The first manuscript ...