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Table 1 Variables examined

From: Parental factors associated with walking to school and participation in organised activities at age 5: Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study

Variable Sweep of data collection Units of analysis
Demographic variables   
Sex First Male or female
Ethnic Group First White, Asian (includes Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other Asian), African (includes Black Caribbean, Black African, Other Black)
Number in household First Number reported
Socio-economic variables   
Family Income First Per annum:
<£10,400,
£10,400 - £20,800
>£20,800
Highest academic qualification First None, GCSE/O'level, A'level, University degree or higher
Access to car or van Second Yes or no
In work Third Yes or no
Housing/Area   
Good area to raise children Third Poor, good or excellent
Area/setting First and second Urban, town or village
Type of accommodation Second and third House/bungalow or Flat/maisonette
Access to garden First, second and third Yes or no
Perceived safety of area Third Safe, moderate, unsafe
Parental factors   
Age of respondent Third Age reported
Respondent general health Third Excellent, very good, good, fair or poor
Anyone smoke near child Third Yes or no
Child factors   
BMI of child Third BMI score reported
Parental assessment child behaviour (SDQ) Third SDQ score reported
Bracken score Second Bracken score reported
Exercise outside school at a club or class Third 1 = Once a week, 0 = Less than once a week
Walk or cycle to school Third Yes or no
Sport with parent Third 1 = Once a week, 0 = Less than once a week
Plays physically active games with parent Third 1 = Once a week, 0 = Less than once a week
Go to playground with parent Third 1 = Once a week, 0 = Less than once a week
Hours television watched per day Third Less that 3 hours or more than 3 hours