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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample (2010–11 Victoria, Australia)

From: Are independent mobility and territorial range associated with park visitation among youth?

Characteristics of the child  
 Sex (% boys) 44.7
 Age (years; mean (SD)) 12.2 (2.19)
 Attending primary school (%) 55.0
 Resides in rural area (%) 69.5
Maternal education (%)  
 <12 years 20.2
 12 years 46.4
 >12 years 33.4
Frequency of visitation to usual park visiteda (%)  
 Most days 15.5
 Once per week 21.4
 Several times per month 32.2
 Once per month 10.3
 Less than once per month 14.2
 Have not visited in past 6 months 6.44
Usual mode of transport used when visiting parka (%)  
 Car 13.0
 Walking 57.1
 Cycling 21.6
 Scooter/skateboard 8.2
Independent mobility to parks (%)  
 Regularly walksb alone to parks/playgrounds 15.3
 Regularly walksb with friends or siblings (no adults) to parks/playgrounds 24.8
 Regularly cyclesc alone to parks/playgrounds, 13.2
 Regularly cyclesc with friends or siblings (no adults) to parks/playgrounds 18.8
Territorial range (%)  
 Allowed to roam >15 minutes from home alone 37.0
 Allowed to roam >15 minutes from home with friends 49.5
  1. aAmong those who visit park(s) (n = 233).
  2. bAmong those who reported that a park/playground was within walking distance from home (n = 262).
  3. cAmong those who reported that a park/playground was within cycling distance from home (n = 272).