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Table 2 Associations between independent mobility to parks, territorial range and visiting a park at least once per week* (2010–11 Victoria, Australia)

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

  Visiting a park at least once per weeka
  Unadjusted modelsb Adjusted modelsc
  OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI) p
Independent mobility     
 Regularly walks alone to parks 3.31 (1.61, 6.81) 0.001 3.61 (1.67, 7.80) 0.001
 Regularly walks with friends (no adults) to park 1.72 (0.88, 3.36) 0.110 2.27 (1.14, 4.55) 0.020
 Regularly cycles alone to parks 2.35 (1.05, 5.26) 0.038 2.10 (0.85, 5.21) 0.110
 Regularly cycles with friends (no adults) to park 2.96 (1.54, 5.69) 0.001 3.38 (1.73, 6.62) <0.001
 Territorial range     
 Allowed to roam >15 mins from home alone 1.32 (0.76, 2.30) 0.319 1.47 (0.80, 2.71) 0.217
 Allowed to roam >15 mins away from home with friends 1.20 (0.71, 2.04) 0.491 1.50 (0.79, 2.82) 0.213
  1. aOdds are for visiting a park at least once per week compared to visiting a park less than once per week.
  2. bLogistic regressions without adjustment for covariates, controlling for clustering by suburb.
  3. cLogistic regression controlling for sex and age, urban/rural location and clustering by suburb.
  4. *Includes only participants who reported that parks/playgrounds were within walking (n = 262) or cycling (n = 272) distance from home.
  5. Significant associations are shown in bold.
  6. OR = Odds Ratio; 95% CI = 95% Confidence Interval.