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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of participants according to the city of residence, Brazil, 2007-2009

From: Walking for leisure among adults from three Brazilian cities and its association with perceived environment attributes and personal factors

Variables Categories Curitiba Recife Vitória All
   n %1 n %1 n %1 n %1
Gender Men 768 37.4 761 43.7 747 37.8 2276 39.8
  Women 1,329 62.6 1,285 56.3 1,276 62.2 3890 60.2
Age categories 16-34 611 47 700 47.6 614 44.8 1925 35.1
  35-45 861 37.3 761 34.1 798 35 2420 39.7
  55+ 625 15.6 585 18.3 611 20.2 1821 25,5
Education level < High 671 28.6 631 46.1 492 20.4 1794 34.1
  High school 724 41.2 765 38.2 652 33.6 2141 34.7
  > High school 692 30.1 612 15.7 879 46.0 2183 31.2
Marital status Single 522 34.7 764 46.3 603 38.7 1889 33.1
  Married 1,199 56 940 42.9 1053 50.4 3192 50.5
  Other 376 9.3 342 10.9 367 10.9 1085 16.4
Perceived health Poor/Regular 541 24.6 774 37.8 608 27.7 1923 29.6
  Good 963 48.0 822 41.6 771 38.8 2556 38.7
  Very good/excellent 592 27.5 450 20.6 631 33.6 1673 31.8
Body mass index Normal 1,133 60.2 1,115 58.1 1,010 56.7 3258 59.7
  Overweight/Obese 912 39.8 830 41.9 888 43.3 2630 40.3
Walking for leisure (150 min/week) Yes 361 15.1 378 14.3 387 17.6 5032 14.7
  No 1,736 84.9 1,666 85.7 1,630 82.4 1126 85.3
Sidewalks on nearby streets No 541 29.3 284 18.9 1,036 53.3 1861 24.2
  Yes 1,556 70.7 1762 81.1 936 46.7 4254 75.8
Traffic makes it difficult to cycle/walk No 967 45.1 1,077 56.4 692 37.9 2736 51.2
  Yes 1,130 54.9 968 43.6 1,231 62.1 3329 48.8
Safe to cycle/walk during the night No 1,760 84.8 1,551 79.5 1,128 58.2 4439 80.5
  Yes 337 15.2 495 20.5 816 41.8 1648 19.5
Safe to cycle/walk during the day No 775 37.2 806 44.4 408 21.6 1989 40.5
  Yes 1,322 62.8 1,240 55.6 1,530 78.4 4092 59.5
  1. 1Weighed prevalence rates