Table 2

Associations between environmental perceptions and physical activity in girls (n = 507)
β 95% C.I for β t p
Active transportation to school
Interaction effects
 Neighborhood income × -0.13 -2.69, 2.31 -0.59 0.56
 Residential density 0.10 -0.99, 1.67 0.50 0.62
 Access to destinations -0.13 -1.13, 0.61 -0.59 0.55
 Street connectivity -0.13 -1.47, 0.88 -0.49 0.62
 Social environment 0.41 -0.16, 2.17 1.70 0.09
 Infrastructure -0.20 -1.88, 0.69 -0.91 0.36
 Aesthetics -0.03 -1.51, 1.33 -0.12 0.90
 Safety
Main effects
 Residential density 0.05 -0.24, 0.72 0.98 0.33
 Access to destinations -0.04 -0.89, 0.37 -0.80 0.43
 Street connectivity 0.06 -0.14, 0.69 1.29 0.20
 Social environment -0.01 -0.63, 0.50 -0.22 0.82
 Infrastructure -0.04 -0.80, 0.29 -0.93 0.35
 Aesthetics -0.05 -0.90, 0.29 -1.02 0.31
 Safety -0.05 -0.99, 0.30 -1.09 0.28
Leisure-time MVPA (sports)
Interaction effects
 Neighborhood income ×
 Residential density -0.04 -1.93, 1.60 -0.16 0.86
 Access to destinations 0.32 -0.31, 4.27 1.70 0.09
 Street connectivity 0.32 -0.40, 2.59 1.44 0.15
 Social environment -0.10 -2.31, 1.73 -0.29 0.78
 Infrastructure 0.24 -0.10, 3.02 0.10 0.32
 Aesthetics 0.06 -1.89, 2.52 0.28 0.78
 Safety 0.18 -1.46, 3.42 0.79 0.43
Main effects
 Residential density 0.02 -0.66, 1.00 0.41 0.69
 Access to destinations 0.05 -0.54, 1.63 0.98 0.33
 Street connectivity -0.08 -1.28, 0.15 -1.56 0.12
 Social environment 0.02 -0.79, 1.17 0.38 0.70
 Infrastructure 0.06 -0.37, 1.49 1.18 0.24
 Aesthetics -0.00 -1.05, 0.99 -0.06 0.95
 Safety 0.04 -0.71, 1.51 0.71 0.48

MVPA = moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

Note: the regression model was controlled for individual-level SES, neighbourhood level SES, age and grades of study.

Oyeyemi et al.

Oyeyemi et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:56   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-56

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