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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample

From: School travel and children’s physical activity: a cross-sectional study examining the influence of distance

  All (n = 785) Boys (n = 357) Girls (n = 428)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
BMI* 18.966 3.551 19.398 3.889 18.605 3.203
Total counts (counts/day)       
Week* 413457.7 123847.3 465198.2 122745.3 370300.2 107217.1
Weekdays* 438802.4 133234.2 497569.6 137395.1 389783.9 107509.3
Weekend* 347997.4 158595.7 382917.4 158595.7 382917.4 158585.8
Mean counts (counts/min)       
Week* 429.7 147.8 477.6 152.9 389.6 130.8
Weekdays* 449.9 157.0 504.9 167.7 404.0 130.9
Weekend* 377.1 181.4 407.2 180.0 352.0 178.9
Moderate intensity activity (min)       
Week* 22.4 10.0 27.5 10.2 18.2 7.5
Weekdays* 24.4 11.0 30.1 11.3 19.5 8.1
Weekend* 17.5 11.0 20.9 12.1 14.7 9.2
Vigorous intensity activity (min)       
Week* 5.9 4.2 7.1 4.4 4.8 3.6
Weekdays* 6.5 4.6 8.0 5.2 5.3 3.7
Weekend* 4.3 4.6 4.9 4.4 3.7 4.6
MVPA (min)       
Week* 29.3 13.9 35.6 14. 2 24.1 11.2
Weekdays* 31.9 15.3 39.2 16.0 25.9 11.7
Weekend* 22.6 15.3 25.5 16.1 19.3 13.8
Travel distance to school (%)       
0-500 m 34.4   37.8   31.5  
501-1000 m 36.8   38.9   35.0  
1001-1600 m 17.5   16.0   18.7  
>1600 m 11.3   7.3   14.7  
School location (%)       
Old, low 22.0   23.8   20.6  
Old, high 26.6   24.6   28.3  
New, low 29.2   29.4   29.0  
New, high 22.2   22.1   22.2  
  1. Footnote: Old, low: old neighbourhood, low SES; Old, high: old neighbourhood, high SES; New, low: new neighbourhood, low SES; New, high: new neighbourhood, high SES; *Significant gender difference p < 0.05.