Table 7

Reasons for inactive commuting to school

Theme

% (n)

Categories


Distance

57.1 (1153)

Too far, too far to walk

Time

17.2 (347)

Would take too long, too early, would be late

Intrinsic factors

6.3 (128)

Laziness, inability to get up, couldn't be bothered, tiredness

Convenience

5.9 (120)

Parent passes school, lift offered, car is easier, parent works in school

Other

3.3 (62)

Mixed mode, walk home, not allowed, no bike, own car, bike broken

Weather

2.7 (54)

Too cold, weather, rain

Traffic related danger

1.7 (35)

Dangerous roads, busy roads, speeding traffic

Bags

1.7 (34)

Heavy bag, too many bags

Danger

0.5 (10)

Too dangerous, unsafe

Physical Environment

0.4 (9)

No paths, uphill


Nelson et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:1   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-1

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