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Table 6 Comparison of inter-rater reliability of items shared between the PARK tool and the POST

From: A reliability assessment of a direct-observation park evaluation tool: the Parks, activity and recreation among kids (PARK) tool

  PARK b (n = 576) POST a (n = 47)
Item Kappa % Agreement Kappa % Agreement
6+ Play Area Present .935 97.74 1.00 100.00
Large Body of Water Present .918 98.95 .876 97.70
Drinking Fountain Present .918 94.77 .746 87.20
Public Toilets Present .822 92.15 .849 95.60
Picnic Tables Present .855 92.68 .956 --
Parking Present .728 86.19 .744 87.20
Garbage Bins Present .811 97.91 .691 93.60
No Dogs Allowed Sign Present .767 88.33 .849 95.70
Public Transportation Present .759 88.48 .539 76.00
Sitting Benches Present .679 94.93 .877 97.70
Chalet/ Change Room Present .673 91.46 1.00 100.00
At Least 1 Street Visible from Center .644 88.49 .789 97.90
Trail/ Walking Path Present .602 80.80 .707 85.10
Sufficient Lighting for Park .591 83.28 .675 85.10
At Least 1 House Visible from Center .554 86.74 .486 89.30
Graffiti Present .514 69.34 .565 78.26
Litter Present .417 67.3 .495 76.00
  1. a Data printed with permission from the author, B. Giles-Corti
  2. b All categorical items have been dichotomized