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Table 2 Percentual distribution of characteristics of the study population (n = 4.899)

From: Physical activity as a possible mechanism behind the relationship between green space and health: A multilevel analysis

  Characteristics of the respondents
Demographic characteristics  
Gender  
Female 54.4%
Male 45.6%
Age  
Child/adolescent (12–17 year) 7.8%
Youth (18–25 year) 6.9%
Young adults (26–40 year) 33.7%
Older adults (41–65 year) 33.6%
Elderly (>65 year) 18.1%
Socio-economic characteristics  
Level of education  
Low 20.6%
Middle 59.8%
High 19.7%
Income  
Low 32%
Middle 44.1%
High 23.8%
Other characteristics  
% of people with a garden 80.6%
Urbanicity  
Very highly urban 17.2%
Highly urban 18.7%
Moderately urban 19.7%
Sligthly urban 26.3%
Non urban 18.2%
Physical Activity  
% meets the Dutch public health recommendations for physical activity 51.7%
% of people actively engaged in sports activities 44.6%
Average (sd) number of minutes spent on sports activities per week 209 (236)
% of people who walk during leisure time 60.4%
Average (sd) number of minutes spent on walking during leisure time per week 214 (229)
% of people who cycle during leisure time 54.5%
Average (sd) number of minutes spent on cycling during leisure time per week 186 (199)
% of people who walk for commuting purposes 8.2%
Average (sd) number of minutes spent on walking for commuting purposes per week 146 (177)
% of people who cycle for commuting purposes 27.7%
Average (sd) number of minutes spent on cycling for commuting purposes per week 136 (123)
% of people who garden 39.7%
Average (sd) number of minutes spent on gardening per week 224 (279)
Health  
Percentage with perceived general health 'good', 'very good' or 'excellent' 82.2%