Table 4

Regression analysis. Adjusted odds* for walking to school

Risk factor

Adjusted Odd ratio

95%CI


Education: Primary carer has O'levels (education until age 16, compared to no qualifications)

0.82

0.71-0.94

Education: Primary carer has A'levels (education until age 18, compared to no qualifications)

0.75

0.62-0.90

Education: Primary carer has University qualifications (education to age 20+, compared to no qualifications)

0.69

0.59-0.81

No access to car or van

2.79

2.38-3.28

Primary carer is not working

1.39

1.26-1.52

Living in town (compared to Urban)

0.94

0.80-1.09

Living in village (compared to urban)

0.71

0.60-0.84

Doing organised sports (Low income family)

0.58

0.47-0.71

Doing organised sports (Middle income family).

1.59

1.2-2.0

Doing organised sports (High income family)

1.67

1.3-2.1

Middle income (compared to low income)

0.99

0.8-1.2

High income (compared to low income)

0.73

0.6-0.8

Parent takes child to playground

1.18

1.1-1.3


Adjusted odds means that they are entered into a regression model together and all the variables are therefore adjusted for the other variables in the model.

Factors no longer related to walking to school included: ethnic group, health of parent, smoking near child, Bracken School Readiness Score, Strengths and Difficulties score, watching TV, living in a good area to raise a child, age of parent, playing physically active games, sex ratio, BMI of primary carer.

Brophy et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-14

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