Table 3

Logistic regression: odds of 2+ days of parent-reported children’s park activity as explained by parent-reported demographics and neighborhood environment
Univariate model Full model Final model
OR P OR P OR [95% CI] P
Demographics (reference category)
Race (White) 0.88 .50 0.89 .59
Age 0.99 .79 0.97 .61
Sex (M) 1.05 .73 0.94 .71
Hispanic (N) 1.49 .05 1.57 .06 1.56 [0.99 – 2.45] .05
Child’s BMI percentile 1.00 .15 1.00 .20
Household income < $50,000 (N) 1.14 .55 1.30 .34 1.17 [0.70 – 1.98] .55
Household income $50-$100,000 (N) 1.08 .64 1.21 .30 1.16 [0.82 – 1.65] .41
Neighborhood environment
Physical activity environment (GIS) 1.34 .05 1.08 .66 1.09 [0.78 – 1.53] .61
Safety against crime 1.35 .01 1.23 .14 1.30 [1.00 – 1.67] .05
Street connectivity 1.08 .42 0.91 .43
Neighborhood aesthetics 1.82 <.001 1.39 .02 1.38 [1.06 – 1.80] .02
Traffic safety 1.87 <.001 0.93 .72
Walk and cycle facilities 1.59 <.001 1.49 <.001 1.40 [1.16 – 1.71] .001
Proximity to stores 1.31 .001 1.01 .94
Proximity to play areas 1.55 <.001 1.24 .13 1.22 [0.98 – 1.53] .07
Barriers to walking/ cycling: logistics 0.65 .002 0.84 .36
Barriers to walking/ cycling: route 0.59 <.001 1.08 .67
Barriers to activity: perceived lack of appropriate play areas 0.58 <.001 0.80 .15 .74 [0.57 – 0.96] .03
Barriers to activity: crime 0.73 .003 0.86 .25
Constant 0.31 .31 .09 .002

N = 676, Seattle and San Diego, 2007–2009.

Percent of cases correctly classified with this model: 63.5.

OR Odds ratio.

GIS Geographic Information Systems data.

Tappe et al.

Tappe et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:39   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-39

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