Factor Influence of Urban Park Elements on Walking Days of the Elderly in Ulsan Metropolitan City

울산광역시의 도시공원 요소가 노인의 걷기 일 수에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Myung-Gwan (Graduate School of Department of Public Health, Kyungpook National University)
  • 김명관 (경북대학교 대학원 보건학과)
  • Received : 2018.05.08
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31


The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of park type and inner elements of parks on the number of walking days of walking out of Ulsan Metropolitan City, And to make policy suggestions for them. The elderly people aged 65 and 1,274 persons or over in Ulsan Metropolitan City were selected as the subjects using the raw data of the 2015 community health survey. A multilevel analysis was conducted using a hierarchical linear model to find out the factors affecting the number of days of walking according to the level of regional level factor according to the five wards of Ulsan Metropolitan City. The number of walking days increased with the number of sports facilities and the number of walking days decreased with the number of amusement facilities mainly used by children. In the case of Jung-gu in Ulsan, the number of walking days was low even though the number of parks and the area of the park were large, In the case of Buk-gu, the number of walking was high even though the number of parks and the area of the park were small. Elderly people in Jung - gu, Ulsan metropolitan city are expected to need a health promotion project to promote walking, and it is necessary for seniors in Buk - gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City to make a good walking environment.


Walking Days;Park;Health City;Ulsan Metropolitan City;CHS


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