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Table 3 Comparison of number of items, factor means, and internal consistency for factors in the final models of modified NEWS-A for seniors and original NEWS-A among NHS participants in California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, 2008

From: Factorial validity of an abbreviated Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for seniors in the Nurses’ Health Study

Factor No. of items Mean (SD) α
Street connectivity - modified 3 2.68 (0.82) .57
Street connectivity 2 2.73 (0.91) .50
Infrastructure for walking - modified 7 2.15 (0.83) .81
Infrastructure for walking 4 2.36 (0.97) .78
Traffic safety - modified 4 2.86 (0.75) .75
Traffic safety 3 2.83 (0.77) .71
Personal safety - modified 5 3.72 (0.45) .81
Personal safety 3 3.64 (0.55) .79
Aestheticsa 4 3.28 (0.63) .77
Access to destinationsa 3 2.06 (0.97) .80
  1. aSubscales are the same in the original NEWS-A and modified senior NEWS-A.