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Table 1 Socio-demographic correlates of active school transport

From: A cross-sectional examination of socio-demographic and school-level correlates of children’s school travel mode in Ottawa, Canada

Variable Categories Frequency Percentage OR 95% CI p
Gender Boys 239 42.2 1.98 1.31-2.98 .001
Girls 328 57.8 Reference
School travel mode Active 199 35.1 N/A
Public transport 368 64.9
School travel time <5 minutes 134 23.6 2.39 1.24-4.63 .010
5-15 minutes 289 51.0 2.44 1.37-4.34 .002
>15 minutes 144 25.4 Reference
Household income <$60,000 105 19.3 0.77 0.40-1.49 .439
$60,000-$139,999 231 42.4 0.87 0.54-1.40 .552
≥$140,000 209 38.3 Reference
Mother’s education <College 85 15.2 1.52 0.84-2.76 .169
College 142 25.4 0.72 0.43-1.21 .216
University 331 59.3 Reference
Motorized vehicles ≤1 236 42.1 1.25 0.81-1.94 .321
≥2 325 57.9 Reference
School language French 99 17.5 0.19 0.06-0.64 .007
English 468 82.5 Reference
School board Catholic 114 20.1 0.61 0.09-1.06 .061
  Public 453 79.9 Reference
  1. Note: Odds ratios for engaging in active transportation were estimated using generalized linear mixed models adjusted only for school clustering.