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8/28/2003
Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl

A National Analysis of Physical Activity, Obesity, and Chronic Disease

This new report from Smart Growth America and the Surface Transportation Policy Project presents the first national study to show that people who live in counties marked by sprawl-style development tend to weigh more, are more likely to be obese and are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure. 

 


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REPORT LINKS
Full Report PDF (512kb)
Executive Summary
Press Release
American Journal of Health 
    Promotion article PDF (134kb)
American Journal of Health 
    Promotion press release
RELATED SPRAWL & HEALTH LINKS
American Journal of Public Health
American Journal of Health 
    Promotion
Robert Wood Johnson Television 
    Health Series site
Health Behavior News Service
Active Living by Design
Active Living Network
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