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Table 2 Regression coefficients (95%CI) for the associations of TV viewing time in 2011–2012 with perceived environmental attributes adjusting for TV viewing time in 2004–2005 (N = 1072)

From: Perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and prospective changes in TV viewing time among older Australian adults

Perceived environmental attribute % of strongly agree Single-item models a Multiple-item model b
There are many shops to buy things within easy walking distance of my home 38.4 0.97 0.90-1.03 0.96 0.89-1.03
There are many alternative routes for getting from place to place when walking in my area 53.5 0.98 0.91-1.04 1.01 0.93-1.09
There are footpaths on all of the streets in my local area 55.4 1.01 0.95-1.08 1.04 0.96-1.12
There is a park or nature reserve in my local area that is easy to get to 73.8 0.96 0.89-1.03 0.98 0.90-1.07
There are bicycle or walkway tracks in my local area that are easy to get to 50.7 0.96 0.90-1.03 0.96 0.88-1.03
My local neighbourhood is attractive 71.4 1.04 0.97-1.12 1.07 0.98-1.16
There are pleasant natural features in my local area 63.0 1.00 0.93-1.07 1.00 0.93-1.09
There is so much local traffic along most nearby streets that make it difficult/unpleasant to walk† 48.4 0.93 0.87-0.99* 0.92 0.85-0.99*
I feel safe walking in my local area during the day 84.6 1.01 0.92-1.11 1.03 0.93-1.14
  1. *p < 0.05.
  2. Generalized linear model (specifying a gamma distribution and using a log link) was used.
  3. aSingle-item models examined each environmental attribute individually and adjusted for gender, age, marital status, education attainment, household income, work status, change in mobility from baseline to follow-up, waist circumference, TV viewing time, and LTPA at baseline.
  4. bMultiple-item model examined all environmental attributes simultaneously and adjusted for all covariates used in single-item models.
  5. † For the negatively worded item ‘so much local traffic along most nearby streets’, the expected proportional change in TV viewing time is for strong disagreement with the statement.