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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of study schools (N = 317) according to area-level variables

From: Exposure to public natural space as a protective factor for emotional well-being among young people in Canada

Variable   
Natural Environment Mean SD
 Total natural space 27.2% 22.9
 Green space 17.4% 18.0
 Blue space 9.8% 13.1
  n %
Neighborhood rundown houses   
 Not a problem 234 73.8
 Minor problem 57 18.0
 Moderate/major problem 26 8.2
Neighborhood litter/garbage   
 Not a problem 103 32.5
 Minor problem 163 51.4
 Moderate/major problem 51 16.1
Neighborhood SES   
 Low (lowest tertile) 97 30.5
 Medium 109 34.4
 High (highest tertile) 111 35.0
Urban/rural geographic location   
 Rural area (<10 000) 90 28.4
 Small city (10 000–99 999) 116 36.6
 Metropolitan area (≥100 000) 111 35.0
  1. SES, Socio-economic status.