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Table 4 Survey items

From: Parental perception of built environment characteristics and built environment use among Latino families: a cross-sectional study

Built environment safety scale items: Response options
1. There are sidewalks on most of the streets in my neighborhood 0: Disagree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Agree
2. The sidewalks in my neighborhood are well maintained 0: Disagree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Agree
3. Overall, my neighborhood is a safe place to walk 0: Disagree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Agree
4. Overall, my neighborhood is a safe place to ride a bike 0: Disagree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Agree
5. The traffic in my neighborhood makes it difficult to walk or ride a bike in my neighborhood 0: Agree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Disagree
6. Many drivers exceed posted speed limits while driving in my neighborhood 0: Agree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Disagree
7. My neighborhood streets are well lit at night 0: Disagree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Agree
8. The crime rate in my neighborhood makes it unsafe to go on walks 0: Agree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Disagree
9. Unattended dogs in my neighborhood make it unsafe to go on walks 0: Agree
1: I don’t know/am not sure
2: Disagree
  1. Nine items comprise the built environment safety scale. Each item had three response options: I agree; I don’t know/am not sure; I disagree. Items were scored so that higher scores represented safer environments. Thus items 5, 6, 8, and 9 were reverse coded as shown above