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Table 1 Individual and household characteristics of the sample according to time spent walking and cycling to work

From: Correlates of time spent walking and cycling to and from work: baseline results from the commuting and health in Cambridge study

  Percentage (number)
   Time spent walking*
(n = 1128)
Time spent cycling*
(n = 1133)
  All participants
(n = 1143)
% (number)
None
(n = 801)
Some
(n = 327)
None
(n = 538)
1-149 mins
(n = 276)
> 150 mins
(n = 319)
Individual characteristics       
Gender (n = 1143)       
Male 31.5 (360) 78.7 (286) 21.3 (77) 35.1(125) 29.2 (104) 35.7 (127)
Female 68.5 (783) 66.6 (536) 33.3 (250) 53.1 (413) 22.2 (172) 24.7 (192)
Age (n = 1143)       
< 30 16.4 (188) 65.6 (122) 34.4 (64) 42.0 (78) 27.4 (51) 30.6 (57)
30-40 28.6 (327) 71.8 (231) 28.2 (91) 45.2 (147) 25.3 (82) 29.5 (96)
40-50 25.9 (297) 74.0 (216) 26.0 (76) 47.8 (141) 23.4 (69) 28.8 (85)
50-60 21.3 (244) 72.3 (176) 27.7 (67) 51.0 (124) 22.4 (54) 26.6 (64)
Over 60 years 7.6 (87) 65.8 (56) 34.1 (29) 56.5 (48) 23.5 (20) 20.0 (17)
Highest educational qualification (n = 1136)       
Less than degree 28.1 (319) 69.5 (219) 30.5 (96) 61.8 (196) 18.4 (58) 19.8 (63)
Degree or higher 71.9 (817) 71.8 (579) 28.2 (227) 41.7 (338) 26.7 (216) 31.6 (255)
Weight status (n = 1125)       
Normal or underweight 62.8 (707) 71.8 (503) 28.2 (197) 41.3 (289) 26.7 (186) 32.0 (223)
Overweight 27.6 (310) 68.3 (209) 31.7 (97) 52.3 (162) 23.5 (73) 24.2 (75)
Obese 9.6 (108) 72.1 (75) 27.9 (29) 72.0 (77) 12.2 (13) 15.8 (17)
Difficulty walking (n = 1141)       
No 98.6 (1123) 70.9 (786) 29.1 (322) 47.2 (546) 24.3 (271) 28.5 (317)
Yes 1.5 (18) 76.5 (14) 23.5 (4) 62.5 (11) 31.2 (5) 6.3 (1)
Long term illness (n = 1159)       
No 89.9 (1024) 71.9 (727) 28.1 (284) 45.7 (465) 24.7 (251) 29.6 (301)
Yes 10.1 (115) 62.5 (71) 37.5 (42) 70.0 (72) 22.5 (25) 13.5 (15)
Driving licence (n = 1142)       
No
Yes
9.6 (110)
90.4 (1032)
46.4 (51)
73.6 (749)
53.6 (59)
26. 4(268)
55.5 (61)
46.6 (477)
21.8 (24)
24.7 (252)
22.7 (25)
28.7 (293)
Household characteristics       
Number of children in the       
household (n = 1142)       
None 80.0 (913) 69.4 (627) 30.6 (276) 48.8 (442) 23.0 (208) 28.2 (255)
One or more 20.0 (229) 77.2 (173) 22.8 (51) 41.9 (95) 29.9 (68) 28.2 (64)
Home ownership (n = 1139)       
Does not own home 27.2 (310) 65.8 (202) 34.2 (105) 40.9 (126) 27.9 (86) 31.2 (96)
Home owner 72.8 (829) 72.9 (596) 27.1 (221) 49.8 (409) 23.1 (189) 27.1 (223)
Number of cars in household (n = 1143)       
None 14.7 (169) 58.3 (98) 41.7 (70) 36.4 (60) 29.7 (49) 33.9 (56)
One car or more cars 85.3 (974) 73.2 (364) 26.8 (142) 49.3 (477) 23.5 (227) 27.2 (263)
Distance to work from home (n = 1142)       
0-3.0 km 12.4 (142) 52.5 (74) 47.5 (67) 35.2 (50) 50.7 (72) 14.1 (20)
3.1-5.0 km 26.5 (302) 79.2 (236) 20.8 (62) 17.5 (52) 40.3(120) 42.2 (126)
5.1-10.0 km 19.0 (216) 78.0 (167) 22.0 (47) 32.1 (68) 12.8 (27) 55.1 (117)
Over 10 km 42.1 (482) 69.8 (324) 30.2 (150) 74.0 (368) 11.9 (56) 14.1 (56)
Home location (n = 1142)       
Urban 65.8 (752) 68.2 (514) 30.8 (229) 37.7 (281) 29.9 (222) 32.4(242)
Non-Urban 34.2 (390) 74.4 (286) 25.6 (98) 66.3 (257) 14.0(54) 19.7 (76)
  1. *Row percentages and number of participants within each category are given