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Table 4 Neighbourhood and activity space geometry and urban form comparison (mean ± SD)

From: A novel assessment of adolescent mobility: a pilot study

  VERITAS perceived neighbourhood NZ meshblock 1mile Euclidian buffer 1 km network buffer Activity space (convex hull)
Area (km2) 3.54 ± 2.64 0.12 ± 0.16** 8.14 ± 0 1.03 ± 0.33** 19.67 ± 24.83
Perimeter (km) 7.38 ± 3.38 1.57 ± 0.90** 10.11 ± 0 5.98 ± 1.45** 19.56 ± 10.89
Home to farthest boundary edge (km) 2.44 ± 1.38 0.53 ± 0.37** 1.61 ± 0 0.9 ± 0.09** 6.77 ± 4.3
Home to closest boundary edge (km) 0.54 ± 0.39 0.05 ± 0.04** 1.61 ± 0 0.18 ± 0.11** 0.36 ± 0.31
Farthest to closest edge ratio 10.88 ± 13.33 14.44 ± 12.55 1 ± 0** 13.48 ± 27.24 26.06 ± 24.53
Neighbourhood circularity 0.69 ± 0.15 0.53 ± 0.15** 1 ± 0** 0 ± 0** 0 ± 0
Perceived neighbourhood overlap (% area)a - 85.12 ± 27.39 34.64 ± 21.73 79.43 ± 27.11 25.16 ± 23.54
Land Use Mix (entropy score) 0.38 ± 0.21 0.22 ± 0.16* 0.47 ± 0.15* 0.29 ± 0.12** 0.60 ± 0.16
Residential Density (dwellings/km2) 807.83 ± 233.75 894.17 ± 321.34** 627.34 ± 180.73** 854.29 ± 199.47 674.31 ± 189.0
Connectivity (intersections/km2) 45.35 ± 17.93 23.71 ± 23.7** 59.89 ± 21.18** 40.99 ± 7.7 52.01 ± 11.41
  1. Note: *Significantly different from VERITAS perceived neighbourhood (p < .05).
  2. **Significantly different from VERITAS perceived neighbourhood (p < .01).
  3. aCalculated as the percentage of each neighbourhood’s area that fell inside the perceived neighbourhood boundary.