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Table 1 Environmental assessment: Frequencies for household and neighborhood items (n=94)

From: Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: A descriptive study

Assessment Item Household Items: n (%) Neighborhood Items: n (%)
Trampoline 21 (22.3%) 86 (91.5%)
Weight/exercise machine 16 (17.0%)  
Balls (basket, soccer, football) 75 (79.8%) 83 (88.3%)
Basketball hoop/Functionality 26 (27.7%)/11 (11.7%) 79 (84.0%)/56 (59.6%)
Bicycles and/or tricycles 69 (73.4%) 91 (96.8%)
Swing set 17 (18.1%) 82 (87.2%)
Scooter 30 (31.9%)  
Volleyball net 3 (3.2%) 27 (28.7%)
Wagon 14 (14.9%)  
Tire swing 7 (7.4%)  
Tires for children to roll or play with 9 (9.6%) 24 (25.5%)
Push car 48 (51.1%)  
Non-motorized toy car (pedal with feet) 34 (36.2%)  
Yard or outdoor patio space 86 (91.5%) 81 (86.2%)
Paved driveway 14 (14.9%)  
Swimming pool suitable for swimming 19 (20.2%) 59 (62.8%)
A block for walking   54 (57.4%)
Soccer field (formal or informal)   48 (51.1%)
Children playing with balls in streets   86 (91.5%)
Good streets for walking or running   77 (81.9%)
Walking track or trail   23 (24.5%)
Park (in or right next to the colonia)   48 (51.1%)
Open space like a field   39 (41.5%)
Paved streets   86 (91.5%)
Children playing games (hide & seek/tag)   72 (76.6%)
Recreational building of any type (in or right next to the colonia)   23 (24.5%)
Playground (schools or churches); in or right next to the colonia   66 (70.2%)
Traffic   60 (63.8%)
Traffic lights   29 (30.9%)
Lots of graffiti in community   45 (47.9%)