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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the first and second field testing

From: Measuring physical activity-related environmental factors: reliability and predictive validity of the European environmental questionnaire ALPHA

  First field testing N = 190 Second field testing N = 166
Age (years) 40.52 ± 12.46 32.89 ± 12.89
BMI (kg/m2) 25.19 ± 4.37 23.94 ± 3.56
  N % N %
Sex     
Male 71 37.4 88 53
Female 119 62.6 78 47
Nationality     
   Belgian 60 31.6 58 35.2
   British 66 34.7 56 33.9
   French 64 33.7 - -
   Austrian - - 49 29.7
Living situation     
   with partner and children 69 36.3 53 31.9
   with partner 46 24.2 37 22.3
   with children 20 10.5 2 1.2
   with parents 30 15.8 34 20.5
   Alone 25 13.2 26 15.7
   with friends/other   - 14 8.4
Higher education     
   Yes 95 50 135 81.3
   No 95 50 31 18.7
Having a job     
   Yes 150 78.9 98 59.4
   No 40 21.1 67 40.6
NS-SEC     
   Managerial and professional occupations 40 24.5 23 23.5
   Intermediate occupations 84 51.5 65 66.3
   Routine and manual occupations 39 23.9 10 10.2
Place of residence     
   Town 103 54.2 77 46.4
   Outskirts of the town 61 32.1 51 30.7
   Village/Countryside 26 13.7 38 22.9
  1. NS-SEC: National Statistics Socio-economic Classification