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Urban Greenery and Body Mass Index

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The datasets include individual-level BMI in Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR obtained from the state DMVs, greenery along walkable roads within 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 network buffers, and covariates. This dataset is not publicly accessible because: EPA cannot release personally identifiable information regarding living individuals, according to the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This dataset contains information about human research subjects. Because there is potential to identify individual participants and disclose personal information, either alone or in combination with other datasets, individual level data are not appropriate to post for public access. Restricted access may be granted to authorized persons by contacting the party listed. It can be accessed through the following means: EnviroAtlas data can be assessed through Individual-level residential location and body mass index can be requested from state DMVs. Navteq street data can be assessed through EPA internal network by EPA Region. Format: Data used in this study include: 1) EnviroAtlas 1m landcover data (Raster) 2) EnviroAtlas metrics related to street greenery (Raster) 3) Boundaries of neighborhood extents (buffers) (Vector, polygon) 4) Navteq street dataset (Vector, polyline) 5) Individual residential addresses (CSV) and its geocoded points (Vector, point) 6) Individual-level body mass index (CSV) 7) EnviroAtlas Intersection Density of Walkable Roads (Raster) 8) EnviroAtlas Distance to a Park Entrance (Raster) 9) EnviroAtlas Percent Population below the Adjusted Threshold for Quality of Life (CSV) 10) EnviroAtlas Percent Population with Income Twice below the Poverty Level (CSV) 11) EnviroAtlas Percent Non-White Population (CSV) 12) Age and Sex.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Tsai, W., A.S. Davis, and L.E. Jackson. Associations between types of greenery along neighborhood roads and weight status in different climates. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 41: 104-107, (2019).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Data Last Modified 2018-09-20
Public Access Level public
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Program Code 020:097
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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