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Table 1 Descriptive information of demographic (wave 1) and environmental (wave 4) variables (N = 2659)

From: Individual, social, and environmental influences on the transitions in physical activity among emerging adults

  Wave 1 Wave 4 Met recommended MVPA at Wave 4a Met recommended VPA at Wave 4a
Weighted % SE Weighted % SE Weighted % SE Weighted % SE
Wave
 Wave 1 55.79 1.68 65.74 2.07
 Wave 2 48.06 2.10 59.43 2.22
 Wave 3 43.50 1.97 56.67 2.03
 Wave 4 33.99 1.86 54.41 2.26
Sex
 Female 55.04 1.58
 Male 44.96 1.58
Race/ethnicity
 White 56.46 5.96
 Hispanic 18.50 3.67
 Black 20.25 4.48
 Other 4.80 0.90
Family affluence
 Low 23.38 2.83
 Moderate 49.01 1.67
 High 27.61 2.63
Parent, highest education
 <high school diploma 8.22 2.11
 High school diploma or GED 24.60 2.11
 Some degree 39.44 1.67
 Bachelor’s or graduate degree 27.74 2.90
Rural/urban at wave 1
 Urban 65.80 7.50
 Rural 34.20 7.50
Work status
 Not working 50.87 2.95 27.70 2.47 57.76 2.59
 Work part time <30 hours 34.40 1.93 36.81 3.23 53.84 3.89
 Work full time ≥30 hours 14.73 2.04 49.22 4.17 61.51 5.22
School status
 College/Graduate School 49.00 8.14 29.59 2.53 56.40 3.18
 Not attending school 24.63 4.03 40.50 40.9 51.49 4.08
 Tech/Voca/Comm 26.37 4.63 36.06 3.21 53.41 3.17
Residence
 On campus 34.11 12.27 30.36 3.35 60.84 4.26
 At home 47.89 10.57 35.17 2.51 51.28 2.70
 In own place 18.00 10.45 38.00 4.95 51.17 6.42
  1. Tech/Voca/Comm technological or vocational school or community college, MVPA moderate to vigorous physical activity, VPA vigorous physical activity
  2. aThe declines between adjacent waves were significant (p < .05 to .001) for both MVPA and VPA, with the exceptions of waves 2 to 3 (p = .07) and waves 3 to 4 declines (p = .29) for VPA