Table 2

Descriptive characteristics of study schools (N = 317) according to area-level variables
Variable
Natural Environment Mean SD
 Total natural space 27.2% 22.9
 Green space 17.4% 18.0
 Blue space 9.8% 13.1
n %
Neighborhood rundown houses
 Not a problem 234 73.8
 Minor problem 57 18.0
 Moderate/major problem 26 8.2
Neighborhood litter/garbage
 Not a problem 103 32.5
 Minor problem 163 51.4
 Moderate/major problem 51 16.1
Neighborhood SES
 Low (lowest tertile) 97 30.5
 Medium 109 34.4
 High (highest tertile) 111 35.0
Urban/rural geographic location
 Rural area (<10 000) 90 28.4
 Small city (10 000–99 999) 116 36.6
 Metropolitan area (≥100 000) 111 35.0

SES, Socio-economic status.

Huynh et al.

Huynh et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:407   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-407

Open Data