Regular physical activity reduces the risk of adverse events after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) . Physical activity level is influenced by neighborhood factors such as racial diversity in the general population [2,3], but the impact of neighborhood factors on physical activity after an ACS is unknown. We therefore prospectively evaluated the relationship of post-ACS physical activity assessed by continuous activity monitors with neighborhood characteristics, including ethnic density, income, female headed households, and racial diversity, in patients enrolled in the Prescription Use, Lifestyle, and Stress Evaluation (PULSE) Study.
Denton, E., Green, P., Newman, J., Siqin, Y., Davidson, K. W., & Schwartz, J. (2014). The benefits of neighborhood racial diversity: neighborhood factors and its association with increased physical activity in ACS patients. International Journal of Cardiology, 173(3), 517–518. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.03.046