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Table 1 Demographic and park visitation characteristics of participants

From: What do adults want in parks? A qualitative study using walk-along interviews

  N = 27
Had previously visited park where interview conducted, n (%) 16 (59.3%)
Age, mean [SD] 40.37 [11.9]
Sex, Female, n (%) 19 (70.4%)
Country of birth, n (%)
 Australia 16 (59.3%)
 Other 10 (37.0%)
 Missing 1 (3.7%)
Dog owner, n (%) 9 (33.3%)
Highest level of education, n (%)
 Low (did not complete high school) 1 (3.7%)
 Medium (year 12/trade/certificate) 6 (22.2%)
 High (university or tertiary qualification) 20 (74.1%)
Child(ren), < 12 months, n (%) 2 (7.4%)
Grandchild(ren), <  12 months, n (%) 1 (3.7%)
Child(ren), 1–18 years, n (%) 15 (55.6%)
Grandchild(ren), 1–18 years, n (%) 2 (7.4%)
Years living at current address, mean [SD] 8.7 [8.5]
Usual frequency of park visits in past 3 months, n (%)
 About once per month 1 (3.7%)
 2–3 times per month 5 (18.5%)
 About once per week 6 (22.2%)
 2–3 times per week 11 (40.7%)
 Daily 4 (14.8%)
Usual duration of park visits in past 3 months, n (%)
  < 30 min 4 (14.8%)
 30–59 min 12 (44.4%)
 1h hours 10 (37.0%)
 Missing 1 (3.7%)
Usual activity levels when at the park in past 3 months, n (%)
 Mostly sitting/light activities 17 (63.0%)
 Mostly moderate activities 3 (11.1%)
 Mostly vigorous activities 2 (7.4%)
 Missing 5 (18.5%)
Usual accompaniment when at the park in past 3 months, n (%)a
 Alone 12 (44.4%)
 Other adult family members 6 (22.2%)
 Grandchild(ren) 1 (3.7%)
 Children 15 (55.6%)
 Friend(s) 10 (37.0%)
 Dog 7 (25.9%)
 Other (partner) 3 (11.1%)
Usual mode of transport to park in past 3 months, n (%)a
 Walked 18 (66.7%)
 Jogged 3 (11.1%)
 Cycled 2 (7.4%)
 Public Transport 3 (11.1%)
 Car 9 (33.3%)
Frequency of talking to people in park in past 3 months never met previously, n (%)
 Never/rarely (0–1 times) 10 (37.0%)
 Sometimes (2–5 times) 14 (51.9%)
 Most of the time/always (6+ times) 3 (11.1%)
Frequency of talking to people in park in past 3 months that already knew, n (%)
 Never/rarely (0–1 times) 11 (40.7%)
 Sometimes (2–5 times) 11 (40.7%)
 Most of the time/always (6+ times) 5 (18.5%)
Frequency of participating in a social event in park in past 3 months, n (%)
 Never/rarely (0–1 times) 20 (74.1%)
 Sometimes (2–5 times) 7 (25.9%)
 Most of the time/always (6+ times) 0
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