Table 4

Kappa statistics and % agreement between perceived and objective environmental measures and odds ratios for perceiving availability of facilities

Facility

Kappa

% Agreement

% Over-reporting

% Under-reporting

OR [95% CI]c


Parksa

0.045

62.3

19.6

18.2

1.51 [1.18-1.93]

Sports facilitiesa

-0.004

73.0

0.6

26.5

0.99 [0.97-1.01]

Sidewalksb

-0.005

53.8

43.0

3.2

1.02 [0.97-1.08]

Bicycle lanesb

0.053

54.1

18.3

27.5

1.40 [0.98-1.99]


a For objective environment, the number counted within a radius of 1500 meters; b for objective environment, the percentage of neighborhood land area. Bold values are significant; c associations perceived environment with objective environment

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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