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Table 3 Mean length of time (mins) per child (across the four study days) spent in bouts of MVPA and standard deviation, according to location relative to neighbourhood boundaries and land use type.

From: Environmental supportiveness for physical activity in English schoolchildren: a study using Global Positioning Systems

  Gender Home Location Total
(n = 100)
  Boys
(n = 47)
Girls
(n = 53)
Urban
(n = 68)
Rural
(n = 32)
 
Neighbourhoods*      
Inside neighbourhood 34.9, SD 34.7
(60.4%)
16.0, SD 22.3
(67.0%)
25.7, SD 27.1
(65.0%)
23.1, SD 35.4
(57.2%)
24.9, SD 30.1
(62.5%)
Outside neighbourhood 22.9, SD 33.3
(39.6%)
7.9, SD 13.0
(33.0%)
13.8, SD 26.8
(35.0%)
17.3, SD 22.8
(42.8%)
14.9, SD 25.7
(37.5%)
Land use**      
Buildings 4.1, SD 6.9
(7.0%)
1.7, SD 8.1
(6.9%)
3.4, SD 7.0
(8.6%)
1.5, SD 2.9
(3.7%)
2.8, SD 6.0
(7.0%)
Other built land use 6.5, SD 11.5
(11.3%)
4.6, SD 10.3
(19.4%)
6.5, SD 11.6
(16.4%)
3.5, SD 8.1
(8.6%)
5.5, SD 10.7
(13.9%)
Roads and pavements 10.4, SD 14.5
(18.0%)
4.9, SD 8.2
(20.6%)
7.9, SD 11.0
(20.0%)
6.7, SD 12.9
(16.5%)
7.5, SD 11.7
(18.9%)
Gardens 14.6, SD 21.0
(25.4%)
5.1, SD 9.5
(21.4%)
11.0, SD 15.5
(27.6%)
6.6, SD 17.6
(16.4%)
9.6, SD 16.5
(24.0%)
Parks 3.8, SD 11.2
(6.6%)
2.1, SD 9.3
(8.8%)
2.3, SD 8.9
(5.8%)
4.2, SD 11.6
(10.4%)
2.9, SD 10.0
(7.3%)
Farmland 9.3, SD 19.9
(16.0%)
2.0, SD 6.8
(8.2%)
3.8, SD 12.4
(9.6%)
8.8, SD 18.1
(21.9%)
5.4, SD 14.8
(13.6%)
Grassland 7.5, SD 17.4
(12.9%)
2.3, SD 5.2
(9.5%)
3.6, SD 5.7
(9.0%)
7.1, SD 20.0
(17.7%)
4.7, SD 12.7
(11.8%)
Woodland 1.5, SD 2.9
(2.6%)
0.9, SD 2.9
(3.9%)
1.1, SD 2.9
(2.8%)
1.4, SD 2.6
(3.5%)
1.2, SD 2.8
(3.0%)
Beaches 0.1, SD 0.8
(0.2%)
0.3, SD 2.7
(1.3%)
0.1, SD 0.6
(0.2%)
0.5, SD 2.8
(1.3%)
0.2, SD 1.7
(0.5%)
  1. Column percentages are given in brackets.
  2. SD = Standard deviation. Statistically significant difference between boys and girls, and urban and rural children at *p < 0.05 and ** p < 0.001