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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants by mode of travel to work

From: The contribution of walking to work to adult physical activity levels: a cross sectional study

  Walk (n = 70) Car (n = 33) All (n = 103)
Age (years) 36.8 ± 12.0 35.4 ± 11.1 36.3 ± 11.7
Sex (%)    
Male 40.0 48.5 42.7
Female 60.0 51.5 57.3
Ethnicity (%)    
White 92.8 96.9 95.1
Household income (%)    
<£10,000 4.4 0 3.0
£10,001–£20,000 14.7 6.5 12.1
£20,001–£30,000 20.6 16.1 19.2
£30,001–£40,000 13.2 12.9 13.1
£40,001–£50,000 16.2 6.5 13.1
>£50,000 25.0 41.9 30.3
Not disclosed 5.9 16.1 9.1
Education (%)    
No formal education 1.4 3.1 2.0
GCSE grades A-C, GCE “O” level, CSE grade 1, NVQ2 or equivalent 7.2 12.5 8.9
BETC (national), BEC (national) TEC (national), ONC, OND or equivalent 5.8 3.1 5.0
GCE “A” level. NVQ3, Scottish higher or equivalent 11.6 15.6 12.9
BETC (higher, TEC (higher), HNC, HND or equivalent 1.4 3.1 2.0
Degree, NVQ4 or equivalent 49.3 34.4 44.6
PhD, Masters, NVQ level 5 or equivalent 23.2 28.1 24.8
Occupation (%)    
Sedentary 80.9 78.8 80.2
Standing 14.7 18.2 15.8
Manual 2.9 3.0 3.0
Heavy manual 1.5 0 1.0
Employment pattern (%)    
Full time 90.8 80.6 87.5
Part time 9.2 19.4 12.5