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Table 2 Socio-demographic factors and neighbourhood social cohesion, and the odds of adults permitting greater distances for children’s independent travel and outdoor play

From: Socio-demographic factors and neighbourhood social cohesion influence adults’ willingness to grant children greater independent mobility: A cross-sectional study

  Independent travela Independent outdoor playb
  Odds ratio (95 % CI) P Odds ratio (95 % CI) P
Age 1.00 (0.99-1.01) 0.498 1.00 (0.99-1.00) 0.231
Sex     
Female 0.81 (0.65-1.02) 0.068 0.61 (0.48-0.76) 0.000
Male 1.0   1.0  
Parental status     
Parent (children 0–12 years) 0.57 (0.40-0.81) 0.002 0.50 (0.35-0.72) 0.000
Parent (children ≥ 13 years) 0.87 (0.66-1.17) 0.360 0.85 (0.63-1.14) 0.279
Non-parent 1.0   1.0  
Education     
≤12 years 0.59 (0.46-0.76) 0.000 0.60 (0.46-0.77) 0.000
13-14 years 0.87 (0.63-1.22) 0.427 0.84 (0.60-1.17) 0.303
≥15 years 1.0   1.0  
Area-level socio-economic disadvantage     
Low 0.86 (0.63-1.16) 0.319 0.90 (0.66-1.23) 0.496
Medium 0.85 (0.66-1.09) 0.193 0.97 (0.75-1.26) 0.840
High 1.0   1.0  
Neighbourhood social cohesion 1.05 (1.01-1.08) 0.008 1.05 (1.02-1.09) 0.005
  1. Odds Ratios in bold are significant.
  2. aN = 1056
  3. bN = 1051