Micro-environmental characteristics related to body weight, diet, and physical activity of children and adolescents: a systematic umbrella review

Magdalena Safron , Aleksandra Cisłak-Wójcik , Tania Gaspar , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska


This umbrella review analyzed the relationships between social and physical micro-environmental (neighborhood, school) characteristics as predictors of child and adolescent diet, physical activity, and body weight. Eight systematic reviews, discussing 132 original studies (97% correlational, 3% experimental) yielded 98 social, physical, and socio-economic characteristics, as categorized in the original reviews. Among micro-environmental predictors stronger support (i.e., replicated results) was obtained for 12 out of 98 original micro-environmental variables, with physical activity as the outcome in 10 out of 12 cases. In particular, replicated significant relationships were found for several physical activity-specific neighborhood and school characteristics (e.g., community opportunities to exercise, lower costs of physical activity facilities, physical activity build environment) and adolescent physical activity. Among more general (i.e., not behavior-specific) micro-environmental characteristics, stronger support was found for low crime level, school type, and child/adolescent physical activity.
Author Magdalena Safron (Wydział Psychologii)
Magdalena Safron,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Aleksandra Cisłak-Wójcik (Wydział Psychologii)
Aleksandra Cisłak-Wójcik,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Tania Gaspar
Tania Gaspar,,
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Environmental Health Research, ISSN 0960-3123, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2011
Vol21 (5)
Publication size in sheets0
Keywords in Englishenvironment, neighborhood, systematic review, obesity, adolescent
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2011.552713
Languageen angielski
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