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Table 5 Summary of key qualitative findings and main conclusions

From: Inequitable walking conditions among older people: examining the interrelationship of neighbourhood socio-economic status and urban form using a comparative case study

Qualitative data
set
Urban form
thematic
differences
Neighbourhood
SES thematic
differences
Conclusions
Older people's
walking
experiences
Pedestrian
infrastructure
Walking
destinations
Traffic hazards
Public transit
Advantages and disadvantages of
urban form were accentuated
positively in higher SES
neighbourhood and negatively in
lower SES neighbourhoods.
Key informant
descriptions of
the socio-political
process
  Size of
neighbourhood
association groups
Residence of
political
representatives
Accessing
information
Salient issues:
safety versus
aesthetics
Lower SES neighbourhood key
informants described greater
challenges in creating walkable
neighbourhoods than their higher
SES counterparts.