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Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 402)

From: Objective and subjective measures of neighborhood environment (NE): relationships with transportation physical activity among older persons

Variables   Number Percent
Gender Male 157 39.1
  Female 244 60.7
Age Mean (SD) 69.13 (8.53)
  > = 65 265 65.9
  <65 137 34.1
Ethnicity Non-Chinese 68 16.9
  Chinese 334 83.1
Education No formal/Primary 287 71.4
  Secondary & Above 113 28.1
Housing status 1 or 2 Rooms 169 42.0
  3 rooms 143 35.6
  4 or 5 Rooms 90 22.4
Self-rated health status Poor 4 1.0
  fair 112 27.9
  Good 212 52.7
  Very good 62 15.4
  Excellent 12 3.0
POMA Balance score Mean (SD) 15.67 (1.33)
POMA Gait score Mean (SD) 11.70 (0.94)
GIS Built environment measures    
Walkability index Low 48 11.9
  Medium 255 63.4
  High 96 24.4
Accessibility index Low 137 34.1
  Medium 165 41.0
  High 99 24.6
Physical activity    
Walking for transportation Mean (SD) 25.16 (0.58)