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Table 4 Intervention effects on children’s step counts and number of walking trips to and from 1 school (n = 58)

From: Feasibility and effectiveness of drop-off spots to promote walking to school

  Mean total step counts per day (SD)a Mean step counts per day before and after1school hours (SD)a Mean walking trips per week+to and from1school (SD)b
Baseline 12168 (3269) 1711 (961) 1 (2)
Intervention 11261 (3252) 2443 (1074) 3 (2)
Χ2 2.0 12.2*** 52.9***
  1. ***p < 0.001; SD = standard deviation.
  2. aanalyses were controlled for: sex, age, socio-economic status, school and pedometer wear time.
  3. banalyses were controlled for: sex, age, socio-economic status and school.
  4. 1not for children from the suburban school (suburban school only organized drop-off spot before school hours).
  5. +excluding Wednesday.
  6. Χ2 = chi square.