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Table 3 The associations between active school travel, BMI, and physical activity levels modified by distance to school (variables with significant associations shown)

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

  All (n = 785) Boys (n = 428)
β 95% CI β 95% CI
Total counts (counts/day)     
Week P = 0.04    
0–500 m -50213.1 -120094.4,19668.2   
501–1000 m 20659.1 -10053.1,51371.4   
1001–1600 m 63773.1*** 28633.4,98912.7   
>1600 m 41555.7 -13311.8,96423.1   
Weekdays P = 0.03    
0–500 m -17638.7 -78480.8,43203.4   
501–1000 m 22132.8 -12344.7,56610.3   
1001–1600 m 73435.5*** 37674.3,109196.7   
>1600 m 40286.6 -15650.9,96224.0   
Mean counts (counts/min)     
Week P < 0.001   P = 0.05  
0–500 m -73.1* -145.7,–0.4 -59.6 -153.1,34.0
501–1000 m 7.0 -35.9,50.0 27.3 -18.5,73.0
1001–1600 m 67.2** 23.7,110.7 79.6*** 34.0,125.1
>1600 m 44.1 -18.8,107.1 59.0 -12.4,130.5
Weekdays P = 0.02    
0–500 m -46.3 -120.2,27.7   
501–1000 m 7.2 -40.6,55.00   
1001–1600 m 78.3*** 34.1,122.5   
>1600 m 48.0 -18.6,114.5   
Moderate intensity activity (counts/min)     
Week P = 0.03   P = 0.02  
0–500 m -3.8 -9.2,1.65 -5.2 -11.5,1.1
501–1000 m 2.1 -0.1,4.2 2.2 -0.1,4.5
1001–1600 m 5.0*** 2.2,7.9 5.6*** 2.3,9.0
>1600 m 4.1* 0.0,8.3 4.3* 0.1,8.5
Weekdays    P = 0.02  
0–500 m    -1.6 -5.2,2.1
501–1000 m    2.4 -0.3,5.2
1001–1600 m    6.1** 2.3,10.0
>1600 m    5.6* 1.2,10.0
MVPA (min)     
Week P = 0.04   P = 0.03  
0–500 m -5.8 -13.0,1.4 -7.7 -16.0,0.6
501–1000 m 2.2 -0.9,5.4 2.7 -0.8,6.2
1001–1600 m 5.9** 2.0,9.9 6.8** 2.4,11.2
>1600 m 4.6 -1.3,10.6 4.3 -1.7,10.3
Weekdays    P = 0.03  
0–500 m    -3.4 -8.9,2.1
501–1000 m    3.0 -0.9,6.9
1001–1600 m    7.6** 2.5,12.7
>1600 m    5.3 -0.8,11.5
  1. Footnote: ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; non-significant interactions are not reported. β, Exponentiated beta coefficients; CI, confidence interval; MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The models were adjusted for age, neighbourhood type (and sex in models for whole sample) with distance to school as a modifier.