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Table 3 Associations between observed socio-demographic park visitation characteristics and the four age groups

From: How active are people in metropolitan parks? An observational study of park visitation in Australia

  Child (n = 1112) Teen (n = 353) Adult (n = 2542) Senior (n = 749) χ2 (df) Cramer’s V p
Sex n (%)        
 Male 572 (24.7) 174 (7.5) 1196 (51.6) 374 (16.2) 6.616 (3) 0.037 0.085
 Female 540 (22.1) 179 (7.3) 1346 (55.2) 375 (15.4)    
Day of week n (%)        
 Weekday 183 (22.3) 194 (23.7) 316 (38.68) 126 (15.4) 394.092 (3) 0.288 <0.0005
 Weekend day 929 (23.6) 159 (4.0) 2226 (56.5) 623 (15.8)    
Park n (%)        
 Low SES 434 (18.3) 188 (7.9) 1325 (55.8) 427 (18.0) 74.333 (3) 0.125 <0.0005
 High SES 678 (28.5) 165 (6.9) 1217 (51.1) 322 (13.5)    
Period of day n (%)        
 Morning 0 36 (26.3) 72 (52.6) 29 (21.2) 185.003 (9) 0.114 <0.0005
 Mid-morning 232 (19.0) 116 (9.5) 744 (60.8) 131 (10.7)    
 Midday 387 (26.8) 75 (5.2) 751 (51.9) 232 (16.1)    
 Afternoon 493 (25.3) 126 (6.5) 975 (50.0) 357 (18.3)    
  1. Chi-square tests of independence used to compare park visitor usage according to observed age group
  2. P: bolded indicates significant associations