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Table 1 Sample characteristics stratified by gender

From: On your bike! a cross-sectional study of the individual, social and environmental correlates of cycling to school

  Gender
Sample Characteristic Boys (n = 573) Girls (n = 624)
Child's grade level (%)   
   5 29.7 25.8
   6 35.8 37.3
   7 34.6 36.9
Weight status of child (%)   
   Acceptable 67.5 58.0
   Overweight or Obese 19.7 17.9
   Refused 12.7 24.0
Socio-economic status of school (%)   
   Low 22.2 26.8
   Medium 36.5 34.3
   High 41.4 38.9
School walkability index (%)   
   Low 54.5 51.9
   High 45.5 48.1
Sex of responding parent (%)   
   Male 13.8 10.6
   Female 86.2 89.4
Maternal education (%)   
   Less than Secondary 26.6 29.6
   Secondary/trade/diploma 55.1 54.0
   Bachelor degree or higher 18.3 16.4
Maternal employment (%)   
   None 24.2 28.1
   Part-time 47.3 48.5
   Full-time 28.5 23.4
Distance to school   
(mean km [SE]) 1.8 (0.1) 1.6 (0.1)
Commuting to/from school   
(mean trips/week, [SE])   
   Cycles 1.8 (0.1)*** 0.8 (0.1)
   Walks 2.8 (0.2)* 3.3 (0.2)
   Driven 5.0 (0.2)** 5.6 (0.2)
Cycles to/from school ≥ 1 trip/week (%) 31.2*** 14.6
Child's preference is to cycle (%) 59.4*** 36.7
  1. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01; *** p ≤ 0.001, SE = standard error