Table 3

Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for engaging in walking and cycling during leisure time at least 30 minutes a day

Model 1: Demographics

Model 2: Perceived environment

(N = 654)

Model 3: Objective environment

(N = 654)


OR [95% CI]

OR [95% CI]

OR [95% CI]

Gender (referent = male)

0.53 [0.35-0.80]

0.51 [0.34-0.76]

0.53 [0.36-0.80]

Age

1.01 [0.86-1.19]

1.01 [0.85-1.20]

1.02 [0.87-1.21]

Ethnicity (referent = Western)

1.98 [1.32-2.97]

2.03 [1.36-3.04]

1.75 [1.13-2.72]

Educational level (referent = high)

1.32 [0.89-1.97]

1.35 [0.91-2.01]

1.30 [0.88-1.95]

Environment

Parksa, b

1.66 [1.07-2.57]

0.97 [0.74-1.27]

Bicycle lanesa, c

1.16 [0.76-1.77]

1.01 [0.64-1.60]

Sidewalksa, c

1.58 [0.73-3.40]

1.03 [0.99-1.07]


a For perceived environment, reference is "not available;" b for objective environment, the number counted within a radius of 1500 meters; c for objective environment, the percentage of neighborhood land area. Models 2 and 3 are independent of each other. Bold values are significant.

Prins et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:70   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-6-70

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