Table 1

Characteristics of respondents in relation to meeting physical activity recommendations by walking, meeting physical activity recommendations, average MET/min, and trail use (n = 372)

Demographic category

N (%)

N (%) within category that meets PA recommendation by walkinga, b

N (%) within category that meets recommendation for PAa, c

Mean (SD) MET/mina, d

Mean (SD)

days of weekly trail use


Gender

Female

202 (54%)

63 (31%)*

102 (50%)**

3443 (3402) **

1.4 (1.5)

Male

170 (46%)

66 (39%)*

111 (65%)**

4992 (4264) **

1.5 (1.7)


Race

African American

293 (79%)

104 (35%)

171(58%)

4099 (3844)

1.4 (1.5)

Caucasian

61(16%)

22 (36%)

35 (57%)

4405 (4192)

1.6 (1.8)

Other

9 (2%)

2 (22%)

7 (78%)

4068 (3530)

1.5 (1.5)


Age

18-30 years

144 (39%)

46 (32%)

82 (57%)

3883 (3697)

1.5 (1.6)

31-40 years

105 (28%)

40 (38%)

68 (65%)

4551 (4375)

1.1 (1.2)

41-50 years

65 (17%)

21 (32%)

38 (58%)

4035 (3811)

1.6 (1.7)

51-60 years

33 (9%)

15 (45%)

17 (51%)

3998 (3249)

1.6 (2.1)

60 years or older

17 (5%)

7 (41%)

5 (29%)

3851 (3800)

1.3 (1.9)


Highest Level of School

6th -12th grade or HS

diploma

101 (27%)

37 (37%)

57 (56%)

4851 (4666)*

1.4 (1.7)

Trade school or

some college

131 (35%)

44 (34%)

74 (56%)

4327 (3751)*

1.3 (1.6)

College degree

139 (37%)

47 (34%)

82 (59%)

3467 (3284)*

1.6 (1.5)


Income level

≤ $19,999

109 (29%)

34 (31%)

71 (65%)

5034 (4593)*

1.5 (1.7)

$20,000-39,999

116 (31%)

37 (32%)

62 (53%)

3759 (3694)*

1.5 (1.5)

≥ $40,000

92 (25%)

39 (42%)

53 (58%)

3919 (3128)*

1.2 (1.6)


Body Mass Index

Underweight

3 (1%)

1 (33%)

1 (33%)

5004 (8667)

0.01 (0.02)

Healthy Weight

96 (26%)

32 (33%)

51 (53%)

4029 (3960)

1.4 (1.7)

Overweight

131 (35%)

40 (31%)

80 (61%)

4075 (3821)

1.5 (1.6)

Obese

109 (29%)

43 (39%)

66 (61%)

4471 (3739)

1.3 (1.5)


*p-value < 0.05 within demographic category; ** p < 0.01 within demographic category

a Assessed using the short version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)

b Dichotomized variable (yes/no) for meeting walking recommendations of 5 or more days of walking lasting at least 30 minutes

c Dichotomized variable (yes/no) for meeting physical activity recommendations of 5 or more days of moderate physical activity lasting at least 30 minutes

dContinuous variable for total physical activity MET-minutes/week (sum of walking + moderate + vigorous MET- minutes/week scores)

Zoellner et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:6   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-6

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