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Table 6 Country-specific scoring of NEWS/NEWS-A subscales for pooled analyses

From: Sharing good NEWS across the world: developing comparable scores across 12 countries for the neighborhood environment walkability scale (NEWS)

Subscale [version] Algorithm (item) Country
Residential density If (RD2) > (RD3) then (RD1) + (RD2) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50 + (RD6) * 75 BRZ, COL, MEX, NZL, SPA, USA
[standard] If (RD3) > (RD2) then (RD1) + (RD3) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50 + (RD6) * 75
  If (RD2) = (RD3) then (RD1) + (RD2) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50 + (RD6) * 75
[alternative 1] If (RD2) > (RD3) then (RD1) + (RD2) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50 BEL (responses recoded; see Methods section), AUS, DEN, CZR
  If (RD3) > (RD2) then (RD1) + (RD3) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50
  If (RD2) = (RD3) then (RD1) + (RD2) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50
[alternative 2] (RD1) + (RD2_HKG) * 11 + (RD4) * 25 + (RD5) * 50 + (RD6) * 75 + (RD7) * 100 HKG
[alternative 3] (RD1) + (RD2) * 11 + (RD3_UK) * 18.5 + (RD5) * 50 UK
Land use mix – diversity [(LD1) + … + (LD9)] / 9 All (Items reclassified; see Methods section)
[standard]
[alternative 1] [(LD1) + … + (LD13)] / 13 AUS, BEL, BRZ, COL, CZR, DEN, HKG, MEX, NZL, SPA, USA (Items reclassified; see Methods section)
Land use mix – access [(LA1) + … + (LA3)] / 3 AUS, BRZ, COL, CZR, DEN, HKG, MEX, NZL, SPA, USA
[standard]
[alternative 1] [(LA1) + (LA3)] / 2 BEL, UK
Street connectivity [(SC1) + (SC3)] / 2 BRZ, COL, CZR, DEN, HKG, MEX, NZL, SPA, UK, USA
[standard]
[alternative 1] (SC1) AUS
[alternative 2] (SC3) BEL
Infrastructure and safety for walking and cycling [(IS1) + … + (IS4)] / 4 BEL, COL, CZR, DEN, MEX, NZL, SPA, UK, USA
[standard]
[alternative 1] [(IS1) + (IS2) + (IS4)] / 3 AUS, BRZ, HKG
Aesthetics [(AE1) + (AE3) + (AE4) + (AE5)] / 4 BRZ, COL, CZR, DEN, HKG, MEX, NZL, SPA, USA
[standard]
[alternative 1] [(AE1) + (AE4) + (AE5)] / 3 BEL, UK
[alternative 2] [(AE2) + … + (AE5)] / 4 AUS
Traffic safety/hazards [(TH2_R) + (TH4) + (TH5_R)] / 3 COL, DEN, HKG, MEX, NZL, SPA, UK, USA
[standard]
[alternative 1] [(TH2_R) + (TH3)] / 2 AUS
[alternative 2] [(TH1_R) + (TH4) + (TH5_R)] / 3 BRZ
[alternative 3] [(TH1_R) + (TH3) + (TH5_R)] / 3 BEL, CZR
Safety from crime [(CR1_R) + (CR2_R) + (CR3_R)] / 3 All
[standard]
Few cul-de-sacs (CS) All
[standard]
Physical barriers to walking (BW) All
[standard]   
  1. NEWS, Neighborhood environment walkability scale; NEWS-A ,NEWS – Abbreviated form; AUS, Australia; BEL, Belgium; BRZ, Brazil; COL, Colombia; CZR, Czech Republic; DEN, Denmark; HKG, Hong Kong; MEX, Mexico; NZL, New Zealand; UK, United Kingdom; USA, Unites States of America. _R, Reversed scored item; _HKG, Hong Kong-specific item; _UK, UK-specific item; the item codes correspond to those in Table 4.