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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics (N = 2415)

From: Personal, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity in adults living in rural south-west England: a cross-sectional analysis

Personal factors %
Males 37.3
Age, y  
18-34 6.8
35-49 23.5
50-64 35.7
65+ 34.5
BMI, kg/m2  
Normal weight (18–25) 50.6
Overweight (25–29.99) 35.6
Obese (≥30) 13.8
Health  
Poor/fair 17.9
Good 33.9
Very good/excellent 48.2
Participants with a long-term illness or disability 28.7
Full-time education leaving age, y  
16 & under 37.6
17-18 25.8
19+ 36.6
Occupational activity  
Not employed 49.8
Sedentary/standing job 36.1
Physical job 14.2
Cars in household  
No cars 3.9
1 car 38.5
2 or more cars 57.5
Households with children U15 21.5
Households with dogs 39.2
Social factors  
Commitment to doing more physical activity (tertiles)  
Low 35.9
Moderate 34.1
High 30.1
Physical activity social norms  
Unfavourable 27.5
Neutral 23.4
Favourable 49.1
Physical activity habit  
Unfavourable 23.8
Neutral 8.5
Favourable 67.7
Physical activity village supportiveness  
Unfavourable 49.2
Neutral 22.8
Favourable 28.1
Environmental factors  
Traffic and pleasantness of surroundings  
Unfavourable 12.6
Neutral 12.3
Favourable 75.2
Proximity and convenience of walking  
Unfavourable 37.2
Neutral 15.7
Favourable 47.1
Safety and convenience of cycling  
Unfavourable 32.8
Neutral 36.9
Favourable 30.3
Convenience of public transport  
Unfavourable 59.0
Neutral 13.9
Favourable 27.2
Safety of walking after dark  
Unfavourable 26.2
Neutral 16.0
Favourable 57.8
Manmade sports facilities in local area (at least one) 61.3
Natural activity facilities in the local area (at least one) 97.3
Community centre/village hall in local area 79.1
Use of recreational facilities  
No facilities used 6.5
Used in last year only 9.5
Used in last month 84.0
Locality of facilities used  
No facilities used 15.2
Local village only 24.2
Outside local village only 13.7
Both local and not local 46.9
Village-level factors  
Population density (residents per hectare), mean (SD) 0.6 (0.5)
Mean age, (SD) 45.8 (3.3)
% males in village (tertiles)  
Low 35.6
Moderate 32.1
High 32.4
Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)  
More deprived than median score for villages in Devon 49.6
Sport England Segmentation  
3 (Chloe) 6.9
6 (Tim) 48.8
8 (Jackie) 0.5
11 (Philip) 2.0
13 (Roger & Joy) 10.3
17 (Ralph & Phyllis) 27.2
19 (Elsie & Arnold) 4.3
Physical activity  
Meets recommended guidelines 66.9
MET-minutes/week (total LTPA), median (IQR) 1638 (0 to 3879)
  1. Sample sizes ranged from 2336 to 2415.