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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10–12 years in Sydney, Australia

Characteristics N = 1362
n* (%)
Student Gender  
   Girl 710 (53%)
   Boy 638 (47%)
Student School Year  
   Year 5 693 (51%)
   Year 6 656 (49%)
Respondent  
   Mother 1061 (80%)
   Father 241 (18%)
   Other 28 (2%)
Parent Age  
   Less than 30 yrs 33 (3%)
   30–39 yrs 406 (30%)
   40–49 yrs 777 (58%)
   50+ 128 (9%)
Language spoken at home  
   English 792 (58%)
   Other 570 (42%)
Parent Education  
   Primary and some high school 128 (12%)
   Completed high school 245 (22%)
   Technical certificate or diploma 277 (25%)
   University/Other tertiary degree 473 (42%)
Parent Employment Status  
   Employed full-time 535 (40%)
   Employed part-time 378 (28%)
   Full/part-time student 38 (3%)
   Home duties 264 (20%)
   Unemployed 59 (4%)
   Retired/other 17 (5%)
Number of Children at home  
   1 336 (25%)
   2 643 (48%)
   3 277 (21%)
   4+ 77 (6%)
Parent Living with Partner  
   Yes 955 (84%)
   No 185 (16%)
Time Living in the Area  
   Less than one year 136 (10%)
   From 1–2 yrs 155 (12%)
   From 2–5 yrs 245 (18%)
   From 5–10 yrs 327 (24%)
   More than 10 yrs 483 (36%)
  1. *May not add up to 1362 due to missing data