Geographic characteristics, outdoor mobility and physical activity in old age (GEOage)

Portegijs, Erja; Keskinen, Kirsi. (2021). Geographic characteristics, outdoor mobility and physical activity in old age (GEOage). V. 5.5.2021. University of Jyväskylä.

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All authors: Portegijs, Erja; Keskinen, Kirsi

Funders: Ministry of Education and Culture



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Publication year: 2021

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Description of the dataset

Description: This dataset is part of the “Geographic characteristics, outdoor mobility and physical activity of older people” (GEOage) project, in which freely available geographic information characterizing the environment is linked to participant data of the “Life-space mobility in old age” (LISPE) cohort comprising 75–90-years-old community-dwelling people living in Jyväskylä and Muurame in Central Finland (n=848). The GEOage dataset contains variables of environmental characteristics of participants' environment within 500 or 1000 m from home. The dataset comprises variables related to characteristics of nature (hilliness, nature and green areas, waterside areas) and built environment (land use, neighbourhood type, outdoor mobility supportive infrastructure, services). More detailed information on the participant sample, environmental variables, and the GIS datasets used to construct the variables can be found in the attached file. Linkage with participant data e.g. on health, function and activity is possible through linkage with the LISPE Master project dataset.

Language: English

Free keywords: Outdoor mobility, physical activity, mobility limitation, life-space, environment, aging, nature, built environment, home neighborhood, GIS

Keywords (YSO): geographic information; participants; health enhancing physical activity; people with mobility limitations; ageing; epidemiology; neighbourhood units

Fields of science: 315 Sport and fitness sciences; 1171 Geosciences

Do you deal with data concerning special categories of personal data in your research?: No

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