Table 3

Associations between environmental perceptions and physical activity in boys (n = 499)
β 95% C.I for β t p
Active transportation to school
 Interaction effects
 Neighborhood income*
 Residential density -0.26 -1.95, 0.47 -1.21 0.23
 Access to destinations 0.11 -1.50, 2.37 0.44 0.66
 Street connectivity -0.35 -2.09, 0.32 -1.44 0.15
 Social environment -0.12 -1.82, 1.16 -0.44 0.66
 Infrastructure 0.30 -0.69, 2.55 1.12 0.26
 Aesthetics -0.21 -2.44, 1.02 -0.80 0.42
 Safety -0.06 -1.99, 1.56 -1.37 0.81
Main effects
 Residential density -0.02 -0.64, 0.45 -0.35 0.73
Access to destinations 0.18 0.67, 2.24 3.65 0.001
 Street connectivity 0.00 -0.52, 0.49 -0.05 0.96
 Social environment -0.02 -0.71, 0.51 -0.32 0.75
 Infrastructure 0.01 -0.60, 0.76 0.24 0.81
 Aesthetics 0.00 -0.72, 0.77 0.07 0.95
 Safety 0.04 -0.49, 1.09 0.74 0.46
Leisure-time MVPA (sports)
Interaction effects
 Neighborhood income*
 Residential density -0.17 -2.73, 1.14 -0.79 0.43
 Access to destinations -0.25 -4.68, 1.54 -1.19 0.24
 Street connectivity -0.27 -3.04, 0.82 -1.04 0.30
 Social environment 0.13 -1.79, 2.97 0.50 0.62
 Infrastructure 0.29 -1.13, 4.07 1.03 0.31
 Aesthetics -0.02 -3.19, 2.35 -0.03 0.98
Safety 0.60 0.63, 6.32 2.64 0.01
Main effects
Residential density 0.10 0.01, 1.74 2.03 0.05
 Access to destinations 0.03 -0.91, 1.61 0.55 0.58
 Street connectivity -0.02 -0.99, 0.66 -0.39 0.69
 Social environment 0.06 -0.32, 1.64 1.33 0.18
Infrastructure 0.14 0.49, 2.68 2.84 0.01
 Aesthetics 0.06 -0.46, 1.94 1.21 0.23

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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