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Table 1 Distribution, percent agreement and internal reliability of correlates of children's active free-play

From: Individual, social and physical environmental correlates of children's active free-play: a cross-sectional study

  n (%)   mean (SD)   Reliability (% agreement/ICC)
Individual Factors      
Parent is married or in a de-facto relationship 161 (87)     -
Parents' education level      
   <12 yrs school 35 (19)     -
   12 yrs/trade 55 (30)     
   University 95 (51)     
Parent does not work full-time 142 (80)     -
Number of siblings, mean (SD)    1.45 (0.96)   -
Child prefers to do things that do not involve physical activity, mean (SD)    0.53 (0.87)   ICC = 0.73
Social Environmental Factors      
Parents have time to transport their child to activities 157 (84)     92
Parents believe there is high a crime rate in their neighbourhood 19 (10)     96
Parents believe it is safe for their child to play in the street outside their house 87 (48)     77
Stranger danger is a concern 149 (81)     79
Child has many friends in their neighbourhood 98 (54)     89
Lots of children play or hang out in their street 47 (26)     81
Child's family goes to the park together at least once/week 70 (38)     92
Physical Environmental Factors      
Child's home has no yard or very small yard 20 (11)     100
Child lives in main arterial or busy through road 55 (30)     89
Child lives in cul-de-sac 51 (28)     96
Parents are satisfied with the quality of parks/playgrounds in their neighbourhood, mean (SD)    1.38 (0.87)   ICC = 0.81