Table 3

Descriptive statistics for independent variables and outcomes
NQLS SNQLS
Mean (CI or SD) Range Mean (CI or SD) Range
MVPA min/week (NQLS n = 1995, SNQLS n = 706) 233.0 (225.4–240.2) 0 – 1674.75 93.6 (85.7–102.9) 0 – 825
Walking for transportation min/week (NQLS n = 2065, SNQLS n = 718) 27.3 (24.4–30.5)* 0 – 3360.0 40.9 (35.1–47.3) 0 – 585
Walking for leisure min/week (NQLS n = 2068, SNQLS n = 718) 19.1 (17.1–21.3)* 0 – 3360.0 99.5 (90.9–109.6) 0 – 585
Traffic safety (5 item mean, NQLS n = 2068), (3 item mean, SNQLS n = 717) 2.9 (0.7) 1 – 4 2.7 (0.7) 1 – 4
Pedestrian safety (7 item mean, NQLS n = 2068), (9-item mean SNQLS n =717) 2.9 (0.5) 1.17 – 4 2.7 (0.4) 1.56 – 4
Crime safety (4 item mean, NQLS n = 2067) (5 item mean, SNQLS n = 717) 3.3 (0.6) 1 – 4 3.4 (0.6) 1 – 4
Walkability index (NQLS n = 2068, SNQLS n = 718) 0.0 (3.3) −5.0 – 13.4 −0.1 (2.8) −4.1 – 12.5
Range % Range %
Lower dichotomy Upper dichotomy Lower dichotomy Upper dichotomy
Number parks (NQLS n = 2068, SNQLS n = 718) 0 1.0 – 13.0 0 1.0 – 7.0
12.5% 87.5% 39.4% 60.6%
Number recreation facilities (NQLS n = 2068, SNQLS n = 718) 0 1.0 – 27.0 0 1.0 – 31.0
33.4% 66.6% 57.4% 42.6%

CI: Confidence Interval, MVPA: Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (measured by accelerometer); SD: Standard Deviation.

*The values reported are exponentiated (back-transformed) from the natural log of these outcomes to improve the distribution for analyses.

Bracy et al.

Bracy et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:24   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-24

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