Table 1

Study characteristics and designs: Neighborhood Impact on Kids (NIK) Study, Teen Environment and Neighborhood (TEAN) Study, and Senior Neighborhood Quality of Life Study (SNQLS)
Study Ages of participants Regions Design (quadrants sampled) Eligible destinations Total sample size: All routes Reliability pair sample size: # routes (# segments, # crossings, # cul-de-sacs) Years of MAPS data collection
NIK 6-11 and a parent San Diego County, CA and Seattle/King County, WA Activity EnvironmentaX Nutrition Environmentb Cluster of ≥3 destinations (commercial locations, parks or schools) San Diego County: 365 San Diego County: 76 (233, 117, 16) San Diego County: 2009
Seattle/King County: 393 Seattle/King County: 0 (0, 0, 0) Seattle/King County: 2009-2010
TEAN 12-16 and a parent Seattle/King County, WA and Baltimore, MD-DC WalkabilitycXIncomed Cluster of ≥3 commercial locations, a park, or a school Seattle/King County: 427 Seattle/King County: 72 (167, 67, 31) Seattle/King County: 2010
Maryland-DC: 470 Maryland-DC: 106 (42, 100, 6) Maryland-DC: 2009-2010
SNQLS 65-97 Seattle/King County, WA WalkabilitycXIncomed Cluster of ≥3 destinations (commercial locations, parks, or school) Seattle/King County: 462 Seattle/King County: 36 (74, 35, 0) Seattle/King County: 2009

a Defined by block group walkability and park access.

b Defined by the presence or absence of grocery stores and fast food restaurants.

c Walkability index defined by GIS-derived residential density, intersection density, retail floor area ratio, and mixed use.

d Based on 2000 census data for block group median household income.

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Millstein et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:403   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-403

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