Table 3

Odds ratios examining access to and mix of commercial destinations associated with some walking
Destination access within 400 m service area Unadjusted Adjusted for demographicsa Adjusted for connectivityb
OR 95%CI p OR 95%CI p OR 95%CI p
Food retail 1.02 0.83, 1.25 0.839 1.05 0.84, 1.30 0.676 1.01 0.81, 1.26 0.933
General retail 1.02 0.80, 1.30 0.851 1.00 0.77, 1.29 0.979 0.95 0.73, 1.24 0.715
Medical care services 0.94 0.79, 1.11 0.444 0.96 0.80, 1.15 0.653 0.91 0.76, 1.10 0.337
Financial services 1.05 0.70, 1.57 0.810 1.10 0.71, 1.70 0.675 1.03 0.66, 1.60 0.900
General services 1.33 1.08, 1.63 0.007 1.33 1.07, 1.66 0.011 1.29 1.03, 1.61 0.027
Social infrastructure 1.05 0.87, 1.27 0.576 1.02 0.83, 1.24 0.884 0.98 0.80, 1.20 0.835
Destination mix within 400 m service areac 1.02 0.97, 1.07 0.461 1.02 0.97, 1.08 0.473 1.01 0.95, 1.06 0.851
Destination access within 800 m service area
Food retail 1.04 0.90, 1.22 0.584 0.98 0.83, 1.15 0.767 0.94 0.80, 1.12 0.499
General retail 1.03 0.88, 1.20 0.757 1.00 0.85, 1.18 0.996 0.97 0.82, 1.15 0.738
Medical care services 1.05 0.90, 1.23 0.559 1.01 0.85, 1.20 0.893 0.96 0.81, 1.14 0.645
Financial services 0.96 0.78, 1.17 0.683 0.93 0.75, 1.15 0.507 0.90 0.73, 1.12 0.342
General services 1.25 1.07, 1.46 0.005 1.20 1.02, 1.42 0.027 1.16 0.98, 1.38 0.079
Social infrastructure 1.19 1.02, 1.39 0.028 1.19 1.01, 1.40 0.043 1.15 0.97, 1.36 0.108
Destination mix within 800 m service areac 1.03 0.99, 1.07 0.147 1.02 0.98, 1.06 0.395 1.01 0.97, 1.05 0.779

OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval. Statistically significant results (p < 0.05) marked in bold typeface. a Model adjusted for age, sex, highest education level, marital status, self-rated health, and use of assistive equipment. b Model adjusted for demographic characteristics and street connectivity within service area. c Summed score for number of accessible commercial destination categories, range 0–6.

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Nathan et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:133   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-133

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