Skip to main content

Table 5 Validity statistics for physical activity equipment separated by categories; Mean (SD) for participant at Time 1 and Research Assistants with Pearson correlation coefficients, t-test p-value or Mantel-Hanzel Chi Square test

From: Validity and reliability of a home environment inventory for physical activity and media equipment

  Time 1 RA T1 vs RA
Item Category n mean (SD) n mean (SD) Correlation t-test p-value
Sports Equipment       
   # of Items 31 33.5 (34.20) 31 42.9 (45.53) 0.98 < 0.01
   Accessibility       
Away and difficult to get to   10.4   2.4 M-H χ2 = 64.2, p < 0.01
Away and easy to get to   24.5   28.0   
In view and difficult to get to   3.7   0.8   
In view and easy to get to   61.4   68.8   
Fitness Equipment       
   # of items 28 6.4 (4.31) 28 6.4 (4.78) 0.82 0.99
   Accessibility       
Away and difficult to get to   5.9   4.8 M-H χ2 = 0.11, p = 0.73
Away and easy to get to   25.5   26.7   
In view and difficult to get to   3.9   0.0   
In view and easy to get to   64.7   68.6   
Transportation Equipment       
   # of items 28 7.7 (5.44) 31 7.8 (4.71) 0.68 0.90
   Accessibility       
Away and difficult to get to   4.3   2.2 M-H χ2 = 1.41, p = 0.23
Away and easy to get to   16.1   14.3   
In view and difficult to get to   10.8   5.5   
In view and easy to get to   68.8   78.0   
Water Sports Equipment       
   # of items 16 4.7 (5.75) 17 4.6 (5.58) 0.92 0.75
   Accessibility       
Away and difficult to get to   12.0   0.0 M-H χ2 = 0.29, p = 0.59
Away and easy to get to   44.0   52.0   
In view and difficult to get to   4.0   8.0   
In view and easy to get to   40.0   40.0   
Outdoor/Yard Equipment       
   # of items 28 12.8 (10.48) 28 14.4 (9.45) 0.80 0.17
   Accessibility       
Away and difficult to get to   14.3   2.8 M-H χ2 = 12.63, p < 0.01
Away and easy to get to   11.2   10.7   
In view and difficult to get to   6.2   3.4   
In view and easy to get to   68.3   83.1