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Mark Ward, Sarah Gibney, David O’Callaghan and Sinead Shannon

the perceived safety of the local environment and physical activity; however, the results are far from uniform, and subgroup analyses have revealed some important differences. For example, in an Australian sample of suburban women and a rural and urban sample from the United States, perceived fear and

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Leisha Strachan, Tara-Leigh McHugh and Courtney Mason

the community in supporting sport opportunities. The third author is of mixed Euro-Canadian descent and has worked collaboratively with Indigenous communities in both rural and urban contexts throughout Canada for more than 14 years. Participants involved in an after-school program related to previous

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Pamela K. Samra, Amanda L. Rebar, Lynne Parkinson, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Stephanie Schoeppe, Deborah Power, Anthony Schneiders, Corneel Vandelanotte and Stephanie Alley

, S.J. , Rebar , A.L. , Duncan , M.J. , Hayman , M. , Schoeppe , S. , & Vandelanotte , C. ( 2018 ). Ten-year physical activity trends by location in Queensland . Australian Journal of Rural Health, 26 , 298 – 299 . doi:10.1111/ajr.12415 10.1111/ajr.12415 Alley , S.J. , Schoeppe , S

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Mohammad Sahebkar, Hamid Heidarian Miri, Pardis Noormohammadpour, Amir Tiyuri, Reza Pakzad, Nasrin Mansournia, Zahra Heidari, Mohammad Ali Mansournia and Emmanuel Stamatakis

strata. Random samples of 1000 individuals were selected from each stratum. The primary sampling units were assumed as blocks of buildings in both residential areas (rural and urban) and were chosen randomly from the list of postal codes provided by Iran’s postal service (10 digits), based on a

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Soubhagyalaxmi Mohanty, Balaram Pradhan and Alex Hankey

: Churchill Livingstone . doi:10.1016/b978-0-7020-3473-2.00009-5 10.1016/B978-0-7020-3473-2.00009-5 Özdirenç , M. , Özcan , A. , Akin , F. , & Gelecek , N. ( 2005 ). Physical fitness in rural children compared with urban children in Turkey . Pediatrics International, 47 ( 1 ), 26 – 31 . PubMed ID

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Richard J. Boergers, Thomas G. Bowman, Nicole Sgherza, Marguerite Montjoy, Melanie Lu and Christopher W. O’Brien

of EMS to perform equipment removal and few if any reported having an ambulance on site during practices. Ambulance response times in urban or suburban settings have been reported to be near 6 min, while rural areas can take up to 13 min. 28 Luckily, a high percentage of football and ice hockey

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Connie L. Tompkins, Erin K. Shoulberg, Lori E. Meyer, Caroline P. Martin, Marissa Dennis, Allison Krasner and Betsy Hoza

rural areas to participate in a larger study examining the impact of participation in a PA curriculum on child development and behavioral outcomes. A total of 207 preschool students from 15 different classrooms consented to participate in the larger study. Data were collected in 3 different cohorts and

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Lisa E. Bolger, Linda A. Bolger, Cian O’Neill, Edward Coughlan, Wesley O’Brien, Seán Lacey and Con Burns

a team of trained evaluators. Ethical approval was obtained from Cork Institute of Technology Research Ethics Review Board. Children from senior infant, first, fourth, and fifth classes from 3 primary schools (1 rural mixed and 2 urban single sex: 1 boy and 1 girls) from a region in southern Ireland

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Guy El Hajj Boutros, José A. Morais and Antony D. Karelis

. , … Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study investigators . ( 2015 ). Prognostic value of grip strength: Findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study . The Lancet, 386 ( 9990 ), 266 – 273 . PubMed ID: 25982160 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62000-6 10.1016/S0140

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Laura A. Dwyer, Minal Patel, Linda C. Nebeling and April Y. Oh

-efficacy. 26 Other research found that psychosocial variables were more positively associated with PA among participants living in rural, versus urban, environments. 27 Although these findings are mixed, they support further research on interactions of neighborhood-level factors and psychosocial factors that