A hostile and unpredictable neighborhood contributed to lack of physical activity amongst a population of adolescent girls who are raised by a single mother in impoverished households. Limitations included: daughters were not interviewed to corroborate the reports, and the results cannot be generalized to other populations.
About the Study:
Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted in the West Ward Village of Newark, N.J. between January and July 2010. Thirty-two Black mothers who lived with their daughters (aged 9–13 years) participated.