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Table 2 Weighted covariate descriptive statistics by urban/rural dwelling classification

From: The relationship between living in urban and rural areas of Scotland and children’s physical activity and sedentary levels: a country-wide cross-sectional analysis

Demographic variableUrban (n = 619)Rural (n = 154)
Gender (% female)54%49%
Age (SD)11.1 (0.3)11.1 (0.3)
Household Equivalised Income (per annum)a
 Bottom Quintile (≤£13,450)27%18%
 2nd (≥£13,451 < £22,827)24%23%
 3rd (≥£22,827 < £29,375)19%24%
 4th (≥£29,375 < £39,216)14%21%
 Top Quintile (≥£39,216)17%14%
Season of measurement
 Winter22%24%
 Spring12%11%
 Summer18%21%
 Autumn48%43%
Distance to school kilometres1.5 (2.3)3.1 (6.7)
Walkability density score0.3 (2.3)−2.5 (1.1)
Number of Valid Days (SD)7.6 (1.0)7.8 (1.0)
Weekdays5.6 (0.9)5.7 (0.9)
Weekend days2.1 (0.7)2.1 (0.7)
Mean Weartime (all days, SD)778.4 (44.0)777.8 (48.0)
Weekdays800.5 (45.0)794.0 (49.8)
Weekend days712.6 (81.2)730.4 (83.2)*
BMI UK categories
 Underweight2%2%
 Healthy weight64%64%
 Overweight18%15%
 Obese16%19%
  1. Significance testing conducted using adjusted Wald tests for continuous variables and chi-square for categorical
  2. SD standard deviation
  3. *p < 0.05
  4. p < 0.01
  5. aMissing covariate information: Urban n = 594; Rural n = 145