Table 4

Mean (SD) BMI by predictor variables in the cross-sectional model

Cross-sectional

N

BMI mean (SD)


Gender

Male

582

27.25 (5.41)

Female

582

25.49 (5.54)

Age

<50 years

658

25.69 (5.13)

>= 50 years

506

27.26 (5.92)

Job Status

Employed

814

26.26 (5.36)

Other

350

26.62 (5.94)

Education

<= High School

260

26.46 (5.00)

>High School

904

26.35 (5.69)


Activity Category

Low

235

27.28 (5.82)

Moderate

543

26.29 (5.67)

High

386

25.93 (5.12)


Fruit & Vegetable Intake

<5 servings/day

598

26.90 (5.76)

>= 5 servings/day

566

25.81 (5.25)


Close to job

Not at all important

241

27.25 (5.76)

Of little importance

160

26.37 (5.00)

Moderately important

245

26.76 (5.88)

Of some importance

237

26.00 (5.30)

Very important

281

25.60 (5.44)


Close to outdoor recreation

Not at all important

165

27.17 (5.99)

Of little importance

147

26.83 (4.87)

Moderately important

286

26.15 (5.65)

Of some importance

311

26.55 (5.66)

Very important

255

25.62 (5.30)


Quality of schools

Not at all important

342

26.99 (5.84)

Of little importance

106

26.18 (5.30)

Moderately important

103

26.07 (5.33)

Of some importance

192

25.64 (4.59)

Very important

414

26.28 (5.79)


Ease of walking

Not at all important

95

27.49 (6.60)

Of little importance

109

26.59 (4.58)

Moderately important

262

26.79 (5.84)

Of some importance

367

26.27 (5.68)

Very important

330

25.76 (5.04)


Neighbourhood Walkability

Lowest

169

27.10 (5.23)

Low

240

26.14 (5.41)

Mid

210

26.58 (6.23)

High

246

26.58 (5.75)

Highest

299

25.83 (5.09)


Neighbourhood SES

Low SES

314

27.12 (5.93)

Medium SES

371

26.07 (5.42)

High SES

479

26.11 (5.34)


Berry et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010 7:57   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-7-57

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