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Table 5 Factors associated with likelihood of walking/cycling home from school using logistic regression modelling

From: Independent mobility, perceptions of the built environment and children's participation in play, active travel and structured exercise and sport: the PEACH Project

  Boys (n = 631)   Girls (n = 639)  
  OR SE 95%CI P OR SE 95%CI P
  Likelihood of walking/cycling home from school
Local-IM* 1.41 0.201 1.07-1.87 0.014 1.49 0.251 1.07-2.07 0.018
Area-IM 1.03 0.167 0.75-1.42 0.833 0.91 0.169 0.64-1.31 0.617
Aesthetics 0.93 0.165 0.65-1.31 0.682 1.04 0.162 0.77-1.41 0.798
Nuisance 0.68 0.151 0.44-1.05 0.084 0.61 0.127 0.40-0.91 0.017
Personal safety 0.83 0.208 0.51-1.35 0.462 1.35 0.299 0.88-2.08 0.172
Traffic safety 1.01 0.233 0.64-1.59 0.995 0.72 0.127 0.51-1.01 0.064
Social Norm 0.89 0.190 0.59-1.36 0.462 1.07 0.273 0.65-1.77 0.790
Access(1) 1.87 0.557 1.04-3.36 0.035 1.00 0.281 0.58-1.74 0.989
Access (2) 2.07 0.460 1.34-3.21 0.001 1.43 0.322 0.92-2.23 0.110
Playspace 0.92 0.165 0.65-1.31 0.657 0.86 0.161 0.59-1.24 0.430
Constraint 1.04 0.180 0.74-1.46 0.804 1.22 0.178 0.92-1.62 0.173
Distance 0.99 0.001 0.98-0.99 0.001 0.99 0.001 0.98-0.99 0.001
Daylight 1.00 0.001 0.99-1.00 0.346 0.99 0.001 0.99-1.00 0.774
SDSBMI 1.04 0.109 0.84-1.27 0.725 0.84 0.077 0.70-1.01 0.059
IMDscore 0.98 0.006 0.97-0.99 0.034 0.98 0.007 0.97-0.99 0.040
Pubertal status 0.91 0.138 0.68-1.23 0.556 1.14 0.132 0.91-1.43 0.249
  1. SDSBMI: standardised body mass index, IMD: Index of Multiple Deprivation
  2. Reference group: those who reported being driven by car to school
  3. Bold text indicates significant relationship
  4. *Note for analyses for passive vs active travel Local-IM did not include item "allowed to walk/cycle to school" without an adult.