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A Study on the Influence Mechanism of Rural Built Environment and Villagers' Health Level: A Case Study of Sunduan Street in Shaoxing City

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2022.041101 | Downloads: 5 | Views: 510

Author(s)

Huaqi Shi 1, Jing Li 1, Mengnan Qi 2

Affiliation(s)

1 School of Architecture and Art, North China University of Technology, Bajiao Street, Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100144, China
2 China Architecture Design&Research Group, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100037, China

Corresponding Author

Jing Li

ABSTRACT

Healthy rural construction is the only way to carry out "Healthy China Strategy" and "Rural Revitalization Strategy". Studies have shown that common chronic disease risk factors are closely related to life, production mode and environment. Great achievements have been made in rural construction in recent years, but there is still a certain gap between countrysides and cities in terms of infrastructure construction and supporting public service facilities. Clarifying the interactive relationship between the spatial elements of the built environment and the health behaviors of rural residents will be an important basis for future healthy rural construction. From the perspective of residents' temporal and spatial behavior, this paper takes Sunduan Street of Shaoxing City as an example to obtain relevant indicators such as villagers' self-rated health through questionnaires and interviews. Ten villages, including Fanpu Village, Yulin Village and Cuntou Village, are taken as research objects. Based on 1378 valid questionnaires, the interactive relationship between the spatial elements of rural built environment and residents' behaviors was discussed. Through the establishment of the "individual-village level" influence index system, the regression analysis was conducted on the self-rated health results of villagers and the indicators of rural built environment. The research results showed that the characteristics of social activities affecting the villagers' health perception included sports and fitness activities, social interaction activities and cultural and performing arts activities. The coverage of village cultural facilities, road traffic and sports and fitness places are the main built environment factors that affect the occurrence of villagers' health behaviors. Finally, based on the results of quantitative analysis, this study discusses the enlightenment to the construction of healthy villages in order to promote the development of healthy villages.

KEYWORDS

Healthy villages, Self-rated health, Built environment, Multiple regression

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Huaqi Shi, Jing Li, Mengnan Qi, A Study on the Influence Mechanism of Rural Built Environment and Villagers' Health Level: A Case Study of Sunduan Street in Shaoxing City. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2022) Vol. 4: 1-11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jsoce.2022.041101.

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