Table 4

Logistic regression: odds of 5+ days per week of parent-reported overall child 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)
Child Race (White) 0.94 .76 .98 .94
Child Age 0.88 .01 .89 .02 0.88 [0.80 – 0.98] .02
Child Sex (M) 0.60 .001 .54 <.01 0.57 [0.41 – 0.77] <.01
Hispanic (N) 0.76 .19 .83 .43 0.83 [0.53 – 1.28] .40
Child’s BMI percentile 0.99 .69 1.00 .40
Household income < $50,000 (N) 0.81 .33 .93 .80 0.83 [0.50 – 1.38] .47
Household income $50-100,000 (N) 0.83 .22 .86 .40 0.83 [0.59 – 1.17] .28
Neighborhood environment
Physical activity environment (GIS) 1.14 .39 1.11 .56 1.04 [0.75 – 1.44] .81
Safety against crime 1.05 .65 .84 .23
Street connectivity 1.00 .99 1.02 .85
Neighborhood aesthetics 1.33 .01 1.21 .16
Traffic safety 1.49 .01 1.48 .05 1.31 [ 0.96 – 1.80] .09
Walk/cycle facilities 0.98 .82 .89 .28
Proximity to stores 1.08 .32 .90 .41
Proximity to play areas 1.33 .002 1.46 .01 1.29 [1.05 – 1.60] .02
Barriers to walking/cycling: logistics 0.81 .14 .96 .83
Barriers to walking/cycling: route 0.85 .85 1.22 .26
Barriers to activity: perceived lack of appropriate play areas 0.79 .04 1.00 .99
Barriers to activity: crime 0.82 .06 .89 .39
Constant .78 .82 0.99 .98

Percent of cases correctly classified with this model: 58.5.

OR Odds Ratio.

GIS Geographic Information Systems data. Note: For ease of discussion in the text, the reciprocal of the odds ratio (1/OR) is sometimes reported.

(N = 675).

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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