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Table 5 First field testing (N = 190): Pearson correlations between ALPHA and ALPHA short questionnaire with accelerometer, stratified by sex (only statistically significant values are shown).

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

Name of the scale (number of items in the questionnaire) Sexa Total PA VPA MVPA LPA
Density score (1a, 1b, 1c) Male     
Distance to local facilities (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h) Male     
Availability of sidewalks (3c, 3d) Male     
Maintenance (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d) Male     
Safety from traffic (reversed 5b, 5c, 5d) Male     
  Female   0.20*   
Aesthetics (6b, 6c, 6d) Male     
  Female 0.25*    0.26*
Cycling and walking network (7a, 7d) Male     
  Female 0.28**    0.29
Connectivity (7b, 7c, 7d) Male     
  Female    0.24*  
Home environment (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 8e, 8f) Male     
  Female 0.21*    0.21*
Workplace or study environment (9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 9f, 9h, 9i, 9j) Male     0.32*
  Female 0.34**    0.32**
ALPHA short & accelerometer      
Total sum of 11 items Male     0.29*
  Female 0.26**   0.28** 0.28*
  1. a men: N = 65: women: N = 106
  2. Total_PA: total minutes PA/week (low, moderate, vigorous in all domains); VPA: total minutes PA/week at vigorous intensity (>5724 counts per minute); MVPA:total minutes PA/week at moderate to vigorous intensity (>1951 counts per minute); LPA: total minutes PA/week at low intensity (below 1952 counts per minute); * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01