Urban blue space and health and wellbeing in Hong Kong: Results from a survey of older adults
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AbstractThe potential benefits of aquatic environments for public health have been understudied in Asia. We investigated the relationships between blue space exposures and health outcomes among a sample of predominantly older adults in Hong Kong. Those with a view of blue space from the home were more likely to report good general health, while intentional exposure was linked to greater odds of high wellbeing. Visiting blue space regularly was more likely for those within a 10–15 min walk, and who believed visit locations had good facilities and wildlife present. Longer blue space visits, and those involving higher intensity activities, were associated with higher recalled wellbeing. Our evidence suggests that, at least for older citizens, Hong Kong's blue spaces could be an important public health resource.
Acceptance Date06/11/2018
All Author(s) ListGarrett JK, White MP, Huang JJ, Ng S, Hui Z, Leung C, Tse LA, Fung F, Elliott LR, Depledge MH, Wong MCS
Journal nameHealth and Place
Year2019
Month1
Volume Number55
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationUSA
Pages100 - 110
ISSN1353-8292
eISSN1873-2054
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBlue space, Health and wellbeing, Hong Kong, Public health, Urban design

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