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The use of household travel surveys in the study of active transportation

Grant number: 13/25624-7
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Carlos Augusto Monteiro
Grantee:Carlos Augusto Monteiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Ana Clara da Fonseca Leitão Duran ; Diana Celmira Parra Perez ; Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia ; Priscila Missaki Nakamura ; Thiago Hérick de Sá

Abstract

The academic and programmatic interest on the theme of active transportation is growing globally, given its close relationship with current public health problems and its potential to contribute positively in crucial areas, such as transport, health and environment. However, most of the evidence about the theme has been developed in high-income countries, which have a distinct reality from that observed in the Brazilian metropolitan areas. A possible way to overcome this shortage would be search for additional sources of information for the study of active transport in Brazil, through the use of household travel surveys, traditionally developed by the transport sector. Therefore, the aim of our study will be to broaden the research of the active transportation in Brazil through the evaluation of household travel surveys data validity for that purpose. We will conduct a study to assess the concurrent validity of the estimate of active transportation time per person (walking and cycling) obtained from the questionnaire survey of the 2007 Sao Paulo metropolitan Area Household Travel, having as the reference method the combination of accelerometry with global positioning system. The project will last approximately 18 months, 10 to 12 months of preparation and data collection and 6 to 8 months for the analysis of data, disclosure of results and implementation of the workshop about the use of travel surveys data for the study of active transportation. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE SA, THIAGO HERICK; MACHADO DE REZENDE, LEANDRO FORNIAS; BORGES, MARIA CAROLINA; NAKAMURA, PRISCILA MISSAKI; ANAPOLSKY, SEBASTIAN; PARRA, DIANA; ADAMI, FERNANDO; MONTEIRO, CARLOS AUGUSTO. Prevalence of active transportation among adults in Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic review of population-based studies. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública = Pan American Journal of Public Health, v. 41, . (12/08565-4, 14/25614-4, 13/25624-7)
DURAN, ANA CLARA; ANAYA-BOIG, ESTHER; SHAKE, JOSHUA DANIEL; TOTARO GARCIA, LEANDRO MARTIN; MACHADO DE REZENDE, LEANDRO FORNIAS; DE SA, THIAGO HERICK. Bicycle-sharing system socio-spatial inequalities in Brazil. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH, v. 8, p. 262-270, . (12/08565-4, 14/25614-4, 13/25624-7, 16/17043-2, 15/19131-3)
DE SA, THIAGO HERICK; MACHADO DE REZENDE, LEANDRO FORNIAS; BORGES, MARIA CAROLINA; NAKAMURA, PRISCILA MISSAKI; ANAPOLSKY, SEBASTIAN; PARRA, DIANA; ADAMI, FERNANDO; MONTEIRO, CARLOS AUGUSTO. Prevalence of active transportation among adults in Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic review of population-based studies. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública = Pan American Journal of Public Health, v. 41, p. 11-pg., . (12/08565-4, 14/25614-4, 13/25624-7)
DE SA, THIAGO HERICK; TAINIO, MARKO; GOODMAN, ANNA; EDWARDS, PHIL; HAINES, ANDY; GOUVEIA, NELSON; MONTEIRO, CARLOS; WOODCOCK, JAMES. Health impact modelling of different travel patterns on physical activity, air pollution and road injuries for Sao Paulo, Brazil. Environment International, v. 108, p. 22-31, . (12/08565-4, 13/25624-7)

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