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Using GIS to model the effects of green space accessibility on mortality in Florida

Title: Using GIS to model the effects of green space accessibility on mortality in Florida.
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Name(s): Coutts, Christopher, author
Horner, Mark, author
Chapin, Timothy, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Along with the negative environmental impacts that result from the loss of green space in an increasingly developed landscape, this loss may also be detrimental to human health. The relationship between green space and health is dependent on not only the presence but also access to green space. This cross-sectional ecological study uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to examine the relationships between the presence and accessibility of green space and county-level mortality in the state of Florida. After controlling for some of the leading influences of mortality—including the levels of obesity, smoking, old age, and education—we found that the amount of green space within defined distances of census tracts in each county was associated with both all cause and cardiovascular mortality. Neither the gross amount of green space in a county nor the average distance to green space from census tracts in a county were significantly associated with our mortality measures.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0003 (IID), 10.1080/10106049.2010.505302 (DOI)
Keywords: parks, open space, green space, public health, accessibility, GIS
Note: Final version of the article published in Geocarto International. Copyright © 2010 Taylor and Francis. Accessible at dx.doi.org/10.1080/10106049.2010.505302
Citation: Coutts, C., Horner, M., & Chapin, T. (2010). Using GIS to model the effects of green space accessibility on mortality in Florida. Geocarto International, 25(6), 471-484.
Subject(s): Geography
Social sciences
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0003
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Geocarto International.
Issue: 6, 25

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Coutts, C., Horner, M., & Chapin, T. (2010). Using GIS to model the effects of green space accessibility on mortality in Florida. Geocarto International. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0003