Table 2

Proportion of sample with access to commercial destinations within 400 m and 800 m neighbourhood service areas
Destination access 400 m service area 800 m service area
n % n %
Food retail a 500 17.1 1459 50.0
General retail b 336 11.5 1136 38.9
Medical care services c 794 27.2 1806 61.9
Financial services d 113 3.9 515 17.6
General services e 525 18.0 1498 51.3
Social infrastructure f 630 21.6 1692 58.0

a includes bakery, butcher, delicatessen, green grocer, liquor outlet, petrol station store, supermarket. b includes art/craft store, bookstore, general store, hardware store, newsagent, shopping centre, toy/hobby store. c includes doctor, medical centre. d includes bank, post office. e includes beauty salon, hairdresser, pharmacy. f includes art gallery, café or restaurant, church or place of worship, cinema, community hall, fast food outlet, hotel or tavern.

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Nathan et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:133   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-133

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