Table 3

Weekly trail use predicts meeting physical activity recommendations by walking, meeting physical activity recommendations, and MET/MINs of physical activity (n = 372)

Meeting PA


by walkinga, b, e

Meeting PA

recommendationsa, c, e


of PA a, d, e

β (SE)

OR (95% CI)

β (SE)

OR (95% CI)

β (SE)

Weekly trail use

.242 (.28)**

1.27 (1.09-1.49)

1.26 (.10)**

3.54 (1.37-2.02)

.225 (143.77) **

*p-value < 0.05; ** p < 0.01

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

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

cDichotomized 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)

eControls for education, gender, and income

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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