Urban environment and combinations of health-related behaviors in young children


New project in progress:
“Urban environment and combinations of health-related behaviors in young children”

Efforts to modify diet, screen time, physical activity and sleep without considering the context of children’s lives have met with limited success in improving their health. This is because the environment influences the emergence of these behaviors and their maintenance as habits. By adopting a global perspective, the “Urban environment and combinations of health-related behaviors in young children” project proposes to study how the urban environment (i.e. green spaces, road traffic, the built environment and pollution) contributes to shaping sub-optimal combinations of health-related behaviors in INMA Project children, as well as those of children participating in two other European cohorts (EDEN – France; BiB – UK). The focus is on pre-school age, a key window of opportunity for prevention and adoption of health-promoting behaviors.

Location: Barcelona/Paris
Funding: Réseau Doctoral en Santé Publique led by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique
Project started on 01/02/2023

Data protection
The data processing required to implement this project is placed under the responsibility of Inserm, the research promoter (Article 6, GDPR). The data processor is DESCARPENTRIE Alexandra.

The processing of your data responds to a mission of public interest vested in Inserm, which justifies the processing of your personal health data for scientific research purposes. Your personal data will be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate respect of the original INMA project research objectives.

The aim of this project, based on data from different mother-child cohorts (INMA, Spain; EDEN, France, and BiB, United Kingdom), is to study the links between urban environment variables early in life and a combination of sub-optimal behaviors identified at pre-school age (3-4 years). The data used in this project (socio-economic, socio-demographic and financial information, lifestyle, biometric data, environment variables) will be kept in an active database for one year (until the end of February 2024).

Your participation is optional and you have:
– the right to access your personal data, in order to check its accuracy and, if necessary, to rectify, complete or update it.
– the right to object at any time to the transmission of your data. If you exercise this right, your participation in this study will immediately cease.
– the right to restrict data processing: no further operations may be carried out on your data for a period enabling the controller/processor to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
– the right to erasure: i.e. to withdraw consent on which the processing is based at any time, without having to justify your decision.

You may exercise your rights by sending a request to the Data Protection Officer via email (lopd@isglobal.org) or the ISGlobal postal address: c/ Rosselló, 132, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.

If you encounter any difficulty in exercising your rights, you may file a claim with the Spanish Data Protection Agency at any time (www.aepd.es – C/ Jorge Juan, 6, Madrid).

Please refer to the following section in order to read more about how to exercise your rights :  https://www.proyectoinma.org/en/privacy-policy/