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Volume 3: No. 3, July 2006

COMMUNITY CASE STUDY
Play Across Boston: A Community Initiative to Reduce Disparities in Access to After School Physical Activity Programs for Inner City Youth

Neighborhood

Ratio

Allston-Brighton

83

Mattapan

175

South Dorchester

158

Hyde Park

107

Roxbury

117

Combined central

103

Roslindale

230

North Dorchester

347

West Roxbury

88

East Boston

126

Jamaica Plain

88

South Boston

62

Charlestown

48

Figure. Ratio of Boston youth aged 5 to 18 years to recreational facilities by neighborhood in 2000 to 2001. Source: City of Boston, Harvard School of Public Health (7).

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