Table 1

Participants characteristics
Variable Total participants (n = 354)
Child age (years), mean (SD) 11.63 (0.85)
Child sex (male), n (%) 156 (44.1)
Child independent mobility, mean (SD) 2.11 (0.75)
Parent age, mean (SD) 40.19 (6.29)
Parent education
  Less than high school, n (%) 235 (66.4)
  High school, n (%) 80 (22.6)
  Some post-high school training or college, n (%) 7 (2)
  Bachelor degree, n (%) 27 (7.6)
  Higher education, n (%) 5 (1.4)
Parent PA
  Walking (min*number of days), mean (SD) 318.01 (310.94)
  Moderate (min*number of days), mean (SD) 228.94 (325.42)
  Vigorous-intensity (min*number of days), mean (SD) 224.81 (294.07)
  Total MET-minutes/weeka, mean (SD) 3763.00 (3403.73)
Parent perceptions of neighborhood safety
  Sidewalk and street safetyb, mean (SD) 2.46 (0.55)
  Fear of strangers, crime and traffic safetyc, mean (SD) 1.92 (0.45)

a Total MET-minutes/week = Walk (METs*min*days) + Moderate (METs*min*days) + Vigorous (METs*min*days); b statements included: Road safety is a concern to me, there is heavy traffic; I feel it is safe for my child goes out or play in the street during the day; I feel it would be safe for my child to go to a bus/train/metro stop during the night; I am concerned that my son can get robbed, when my child go out at night; I worry about strangers in my neighborhood; There is a high crime rate in my neighborhood; c statements included: There are crosswalks and pedestrian signals to help my kids cross streets safely; There are devices to slow down traffic (traffic lights or speed bumps); There are safe sidewalks for my kids travel from home to school; My neighborhood streets are well lit at night; There are many children playing or walking in my neighborhood.

Santos et al.

Santos et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:584   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-584

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