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Table 1 Description of study participants with PA data and valid address

From: Cross-sectional associations between the neighborhood built environment and physical activity in a rural setting: the Bogalusa Heart Study

Variable Full Sample 10.56 < Overall mRALA score 10.56 ≥ Overall mRALA score  
  N = 1245 n = 515 n = 730 p-value*
Female, n (%) 735 (59.0) 308 (59.7) 427 (58.4) 0.63
Drink alcohol, n (%) 1094 (87.9) 457 (88.9) 637 (87.5) 0.45
Smoke, n (%)     0.56
 Current 245 (19.7) 94 (18.3) 151 (20.7)  
 Former 195 (15.7) 83 (16.1) 112 (15.3)  
 Never 805 (64.7) 338 (65.6) 467 (64.0)  
Race, n (%)     0.53
 White 820 (65.9) 327 (63.6) 493 (67.5)  
 Black 422 (33.9) 186 (36.2) 236 (32.3)  
Education, n (%)     0.99
  < High school 196 (15.7) 81 (15.7) 115 (15.8)  
  ≥ High school 1049 (84.3) 434 (84.3) 615 (84.2)  
Income, n (%)     1.00
  < $25,000 469 (37.7) 194 (37.7) 275 (37.7)  
  ≥ $25,000 776 (62.3) 321 (62.3) 455 (62.3)  
≥150 min/wk. MVPA, n (%) 336 (27.0) 144 (28.0) 192 (26.3) 0.52
Total PA (MET-minutes/wk), mean ± SD 470.3 ± 783.3 490.8 ± 788.1 455.8 ± 780.2 0.44
Transport PA (MET-minutes/wk), mean ± SD 43.5 ± 162.0 46.7 ± 160.5 41.2 ± 163.1 0.56
Leisure PA (MET-minutes/wk), mean ± SD 230.4 ± 436.6 256.1 ± 483.3 212.2 ± 399.8 0.09
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD 31.4 ± 7.8 31.3 ± 7.9 31.5 ± 7.8 0.79
Age, mean ± SD 48.1 ± 5.2 48.4 ± 5.2 47.9 ± 5.3 0.13
Tract, population density, mean ± SD 587.4 ± 1135.9 952.0 ± 1623.0 330.9 ± 432.7 < 0.0001
Tract, proportion poverty, mean ± SD 0.3 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.1 0.45
  1. PA Physical activity, SD standard deviation, min minutes, wk. week, BMI body mass index, RALA Rural Active Living Assessment
  2. *p-value is for the comparison of participants living on street segments below the average overall street segment score of 10.56 to those living on a street segment at or above the mean overall street segment score