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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 1760)

From: Do residents’ perceptions of being well-placed and objective presence of local amenities match? A case study in West Central Scotland, UK

   N %
Sex Males 768 43.6
Females 992 56.4
Age tertile 17-45 595 33.8
46-60 635 36.1
Over 60 530 30.1
Social Class I Professional, II Managerial & Technical 988 56.1
III Skilled non-manual 413 23.5
III Skilled manual 202 11.5
IV/V Partly skilled & Unskilled 157 8.9
Area deprivation Quintile 1 (least deprived) 432 24.5
Quintile 2 341 19.4
Quintile 3 329 18.7
Quintile 4 346 19.7
Quintile 5 (most deprived) 312 17.7
Car ownership Owner 1502 85.3
Non-owner 258 14.7
Dog ownership Owner 372 21.1
Non-owner 1388 78.9
Walked 2+ miles Walker 1366 77.6
Non-walker 394 22.4
*Walker 2+ miles In and out of area 1129 83.1
Outside the area 229 16.9
**Years at current home < 2 years 76 4.3
2-10 years 591 33.6
>10 years 1091 62.1
General Food Stores Very/Fairly Well-Placed 1605 91.2
Not very/Not at all Well-Placed 155 8.8
Primary Schools Very/Fairly Well-Placed 1695 96.3
Not very/Not at all Well-Placed 65 3.7
Secondary Schools Very/Fairly Well-Placed 1535 87.2
Not very/Not at all Well-Placed 225 12.8
Libraries Very/Fairly Well-Placed 1510 85.8
Not very/Not at all Well-Placed 250 14.2
Pharmacies Very/Fairly Well-Placed 1656 94.1
Not very/Not at all Well-Placed 104 5.9
Public Sport/Recreation Facilities Very/Fairly Well-Placed 1371 77.9
  Not very/Not at all Well-Placed 389 22.1
  1. *8 missing, **2 missing.
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