Conducted from 2004-2005, the Active Where? Study was designed to develop new measures of environmental correlates of diet and physical activity specifically for youth. The environments of interest were home, community, and school. Three different sites were involved in this study in order make the findings more generalizable. These sites were in: San Diego, California; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Boston, Massachusetts. A survey was administered to a sample of adolescents, parents of these adolescents, and parents of a sample of children. The Active Where? Surveys assess home, neighborhood, park, and school environments related to physical activity and eating. The study was supported by Active Living Research (ALR), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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The purpose of this report is to present the test-retest reliability of the individual survey items used in the Active Where? Study. These reliability statistics may be used by other researchers or community health planners who are interested in using survey items from this study in their own research projects. These results supplement reliability analyses on selected scales that have been reported in various published papers.