Associations between physical activity, neighborhood built environment features, and social capital in the rural setting of Colorado’s San Luis Valley
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Background: Chronic disease prevalence in the San Luis Valley of Colorado is disproportionately greater than the rest of the state. The benefits of physical activity (PA) on the prevention and successful management of chronic disease has been well demonstrated in the literature. Studies demonstrating relationships between the built environment (BE) and PA, and social capital and PA have largely focused on urban centers, with rural area studies being few and in some cases contradictory. This study will investigate the relationship between physical activity and objective measures of the built ...