Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Play areas for children
  1. A Ellaway,
  2. S Macintyre
  1. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK; anne{at}

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Obesity in children is rising and health guidelines have recommended increasing children’s physical activity levels to curb this tendency.1 The association between obesity in children and deprivation has been noted2 and in our study of socially contrasting localities in Glasgow, we have observed the differing aspects of play areas that might influence their use as an activity arena. The play areas differ in both their attractiveness and potential to injure (for example, a harder ground surface in the more deprived area and a softer surface in the more affluent area).

    Embedded Image


    Linked Articles

    • In this issue
      John R Ashton Carlos Alvarez-Dardet