Table 1

Descriptive statistics for sample

Variable (N = 1602)

Percent

Average (SD*)


Outcome


Walk to work or school less than one hour

70.22%


Walk for errands less than one hour per week

49.75%

-


Moderate physical activity one or less days per week

36.39%


Walk for leisure 15 minutes or less per day

31.40%


Predictors


Age

-

47.03 (14.16)


Gender (Female)

61.80%

-


Chronic conditions

37.33%


Marital Status


Single

18.66%

-


Married/Common Law

64.36%

-


Divorced or widowed

16.98%

-


Income


Low (Less than $40,000)

34.64%

-


Mid ($40,000-$80,000)

38.90%

-


High (More than $80,000)

26.46%

-


Obese (BMI ≥ 30)

16.17%


Neighbourhood: high income

50.68%


*SD = Standard Deviation

Source: Survey of residents in eight neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver, 2006

Oliver et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:959   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-959

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