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Table 3 Percentages of participants that discussed an environmental category

From: Environmental factors influencing older adults’ walking for transportation: a study using walk-along interviews

Environmental category Total sample Male Female
N = 57 N = 30 N = 27
Access to facilities    
Shops & services 63.2 53.3 74.1
Public transit 14.0 6.7 22.2
Connectivity 10.5 6.7 14.8
Walking facilities    
Sidewalk quality 86.0 80.0 92.6
Crossings 40.4 40.0 40.7
Legibility 7.0 10.0 3.7
Benches 3.5 3.3 3.7
Traffic safety    
Busy traffic 86.0 86.7 85.1
Behavior other road users 43.9 53.3 33.3
Familiarity 21.0 10.0 33.3
Safety from crime    
Other Persons 40.3 26.7 55.6
Physical factors 33.3 20.0 48.1
Social contacts 59.6 53.3 66.7
Aesthetics    
Buildings 36.8 26.7 48.1
Natural elements 66.7 73.3 59.3
Noise & smell 33.3 36.7 29.6
Openness 24.6 30.0 18.5
Decay 42.1 50.0 33.3
Weather 26.3 26.7 25.9