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TransMilenio, a Scalable Bus Rapid Transit System for Promoting Physical Activity

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Urban Health, February 2016
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Title
TransMilenio, a Scalable Bus Rapid Transit System for Promoting Physical Activity
Published in
Journal of Urban Health, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11524-015-0019-4
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Authors

Pablo D. Lemoine, Olga L. Sarmiento, Jose David Pinzón, Jose D. Meisel, Felipe Montes, Dario Hidalgo, Michael Pratt, Juan Manuel Zambrano, Juan Manuel Cordovez, Roberto Zarama

Abstract

Transport systems can play an important role in increasing physical activity (PA). Bogotá has been recognized for its bus rapid transit (BRT) system, TransMilenio (TM). To date, BRTs have been implemented in over 160 cities worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the association between PA and the use of TM among adults in Bogotá. The study consists of a cross-sectional study conducted from 2010 to 2011 with 1000 adults. PA was measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. In a subsample of 250 adults, PA was objectively measured using ActiGraph accelerometers. Analyses were conducted using multilevel logistic regression models. The use of TM was associated with meeting moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). TM users were more likely to complete an average of >22 min a day of MVPA (odds ratio [OR] = 3.1, confidence interval [CI] = 95 % 1.4-7.1) and to walk for transportation for ≥150 min per week (OR = 1.5; CI = 95 % 1.1-2.0). The use of TM was associated with 12 or more minutes of MVPA (95 % CI 4.5-19.4, p < 0.0001). Associations between meeting PA recommendations and use of TM did not differ by socioeconomic status (p value = 0.106) or sex (p value = 0.288). The use of TM is a promising strategy for enhancing public health efforts to reduce physical inactivity through walking for transport. Given the expansion of BRTs, these results could inform the development of transport PA programs in low- to high-income countries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 64 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 24%
Researcher 9 13%
Unspecified 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Other 19 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 16%
Social Sciences 10 15%
Unspecified 10 15%
Engineering 9 13%
Sports and Recreations 5 7%
Other 22 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 March 2017.
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#2,327,158
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#288
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Urban Health
#10
of 32 outputs
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