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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents in relation to meeting physical activity recommendations by walking, meeting physical activity recommendations, average MET/min, and trail use (n = 372)

From: Environmental perceptions and objective walking trail audits inform a community-based participatory research walking intervention

Demographic category N (%) N (%) within category that meets PA recommendation by walking a, b N (%) within category that meets recommendation for PA a, c Mean (SD) MET/min a, d Mean (SD)
days of weekly trail use
Gender      
   Female 202 (54%) 63 (31%)* 102 (50%)** 3443 (3402) ** 1.4 (1.5)
   Male 170 (46%) 66 (39%)* 111 (65%)** 4992 (4264) ** 1.5 (1.7)
Race      
   African American 293 (79%) 104 (35%) 171(58%) 4099 (3844) 1.4 (1.5)
   Caucasian 61(16%) 22 (36%) 35 (57%) 4405 (4192) 1.6 (1.8)
   Other 9 (2%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 4068 (3530) 1.5 (1.5)
Age      
   18-30 years 144 (39%) 46 (32%) 82 (57%) 3883 (3697) 1.5 (1.6)
   31-40 years 105 (28%) 40 (38%) 68 (65%) 4551 (4375) 1.1 (1.2)
   41-50 years 65 (17%) 21 (32%) 38 (58%) 4035 (3811) 1.6 (1.7)
   51-60 years 33 (9%) 15 (45%) 17 (51%) 3998 (3249) 1.6 (2.1)
   60 years or older 17 (5%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%) 3851 (3800) 1.3 (1.9)
Highest Level of School      
6th -12th grade or HS
diploma
101 (27%) 37 (37%) 57 (56%) 4851 (4666)* 1.4 (1.7)
Trade school or
some college
131 (35%) 44 (34%) 74 (56%) 4327 (3751)* 1.3 (1.6)
   College degree 139 (37%) 47 (34%) 82 (59%) 3467 (3284)* 1.6 (1.5)
Income level      
   ≤ $19,999 109 (29%) 34 (31%) 71 (65%) 5034 (4593)* 1.5 (1.7)
   $20,000-39,999 116 (31%) 37 (32%) 62 (53%) 3759 (3694)* 1.5 (1.5)
   ≥ $40,000 92 (25%) 39 (42%) 53 (58%) 3919 (3128)* 1.2 (1.6)
Body Mass Index      
   Underweight 3 (1%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 5004 (8667) 0.01 (0.02)
   Healthy Weight 96 (26%) 32 (33%) 51 (53%) 4029 (3960) 1.4 (1.7)
   Overweight 131 (35%) 40 (31%) 80 (61%) 4075 (3821) 1.5 (1.6)
   Obese 109 (29%) 43 (39%) 66 (61%) 4471 (3739) 1.3 (1.5)
  1. *p-value < 0.05 within demographic category; ** p < 0.01 within demographic category
  2. a Assessed using the short version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)
  3. b Dichotomized variable (yes/no) for meeting walking recommendations of 5 or more days of walking lasting at least 30 minutes
  4. c Dichotomized variable (yes/no) for meeting physical activity recommendations of 5 or more days of moderate physical activity lasting at least 30 minutes
  5. dContinuous variable for total physical activity MET-minutes/week (sum of walking + moderate + vigorous MET- minutes/week scores)