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Table 4 Factors associated with time spent playing outside using logistic regression modelling

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

  Spending more than 0.5 hour playing outside per day
Study variables n (row %) Adjusted OR* 95% CI p
Independence     
   Never 103 (45%) 1   
   Sometimes 273 (61%) 1.74 1.24–2.45 P < 0.001
   Mostly 427 (71%) 2.56 1.84–3.58 P < 0.001
Neighbourhood Safety     
   Not sure or not safe 320 (61%) 1   
   Safe 494 (65%) 1.28 1.0–1.64 P = 0.05
Employment Status     
   Other duties 239 (56%) 1   
   Employed 597 (66%) 1.37 1.06–1.78 P = 0.02
Child's Gender     
   Girl 434 (62%) 1   
   Boy 405 (67%) 1.02 0.80–1.30 P = 0.90
Language spoken at home     
   Other 298 (53%) 1   
   English 550 (70%) 1.99 1.54–2.56 P < 0.001
Time Living in the area     
   ≤ 2 years 177 (61%) 1   
   > 2 years 663 (63%) 0.91 0.68–1.23 P = 0.55
Number of Children at home     
   1 200 (60%) 1   
   > 1 627 (63%) 0.89 0.67–1.17 P = 0.40
  1. * adjusted for all other variables in the table.