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Table 5 Percent (from first survey) and association of transportation measures to physical activity and active transport to school; OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval; models adjusted for site, race/ethnicity, and grade

From: Girls' perception of physical environmental factors and transportation: reliability and association with physical activity and active transport to school

   Physical Activity Above vs. Below Median (n = 610) Active Transport to School (n = 609)
Survey Item Unadjusted %** OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Destinations      
Agree a little/A lot 70.7 1.78 (1.11, 2.83)* 1.44 (0.85, 2.43)
Neither agree or disagree 12.3 1.38 (0.73, 2.61) 1.01 (0.49, 2.08)
Disagree a little/A lot 17.0 1.00   1.00  
Parents worry      
Disagree a little/A lot 27.0 1.43 (0.96, 2.14) 0.82 (0.53, 1.28)
Neither agree or disagree 11.5 1.58 (0.91, 2.75) 0.73 (0.39, 1.35)
Agree a little/A lot 61.5 1.00   1.00  
Parents let me walk      
Agree a little/A lot 59.6 1.79 (1.18, 2.70)* 1.14 (0.72, 1.79)
Neither agree or disagree 15.6 0.98 (0.56, 1.71) 1.44 (0.80, 2.62)
Disagree a little/A lot 24.8 1.00   1.00  
Parents let me bike      
Agree a little/A lot 69.1 1.38 (0.89, 2.13) 1.15 (0.71, 1.87)
Neither agree or disagree 10.6 1.09 (0.57, 2.08) 1.54 (0.76, 3.10)
Disagree a little/A lot 20.4 1.00   1.00  
Parents public transportation      
Agree a little/A lot 27.0 1.59 (1.05, 2.41)* 1.36 (0.86, 2.14)
Neither agree or disagree 18.2 1.18 (0.74, 1.88) 1.54 (0.94, 2.53)
Disagree a little/A lot 54.7 1.00   1.00  
Walk/bike to transit      
Agree a little/A lot 51.3 1.71 (1.15, 2.55)* 1.90 (1.21, 3.00)*
Neither agree or disagree 15.3 1.39 (0.81, 2.37) 2.16 (1.20, 3.87)*
Disagree a little/A lot 33.5 1.00   1.00  
Get home+      
Not at all difficult 3.4 0.73 (0.26, 2.05)   
Somewhat difficult 11.7 0.99 (0.55, 1.78)   
Very difficult 32.0 0.71 (0.48, 1.07)   
Impossible 53.0 1.00    
Get there+      
Not at all difficult 5.6 1.31 (0.55, 3.14)   
Somewhat difficult 13.7 0.53 (0.30, 0.94)*   
Very difficult 42.9 0.68 (0.45, 1.02)   
Impossible 37.9 1.00    
Get home afterwards+      
Not at all difficult 6.1 1.92 (0.84, 4.37)   
Somewhat difficult 17.2 0.86 (0.51, 1.45)   
Very difficult 35.4 0.83 (0.55, 1.26)   
Impossible 41.3 1.00    
  1. *Indicates OR with p < 0.05; **Percent from the first survey completed by participants.
  2. +These 3 questions regarding after school transportation were not explored with the dependent variable of active transport to school.