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Table 2 Top ten ranked images for ‘makes me want to visit’ the park

From: Adolescents’ ratings of features of parks that encourage park visitation and physical activity

Images OVERALL BOYS GIRLS
Ranking Ranking Ranking
(mean score[SD]) (mean score [SD]) (mean score [SD])
Gigantic blue slide (image 11) 1 (8.84 [1.93]) 1 (8.74 [1.93]) 1 (9.24 [1.16])
Flying fox (image 18) 2 (7.70 [2.44]) 2 (7.46 [2.03]) 2 (8.16 [2.48])
Table tennis tables (image 6) 3 (7.44 [2.25]) 3 (7.24 [2.13]) 6 (7.78 [1.19])
Big blue slide (image 10) 4 (7.32 [2.35])* 4 (6.89 [2.28]) 4 (7.94 [2.05])
Big 360 swing (image 21) 5 (7.25 [2.66]) ** 9 (6.43 [2.64]) 3 (8.14 [2.32])
Nature-like wooden playground (image 35) 6 (7.12 [2.61]) ** 8 (6.48 [2.32]) 5 (7.92 [2.18])
Wooden ship with rock climbing wall, chain ladder (image 12) 7 (6.99 [2.52]) 6 (6.72 [2.23]) 10 (7.45 [2.54])
Concrete pathway through an attractive tree-scape (image 30) 8 (6.74 [2.69]) ** - 7 (7.65 [2.46])
Very ‘green’ looking park area with grass, trees, park bench, basketball ring (image 38) 9 (6.65 [2.60]) ** - 9 (7.55 [2.40])
Wooden playground with chrome slide, flying fox and monkey bars (image 36) 10 (6.58 [2.42])** - -
Cement BMX track (image 9) - 5 (6.78 [2.39]) -
Lake in a reserve (image 3) - 7 (6.52 [2.69]) -
Two large spider web climbing frames (image 20) - 10 (6.39 [2.60]) -
Wooden swing set (2 adult sized swings) (image 1)    8 (7.59 [2.14])
  1. Mean score: 1 = not likely, 10 = highly likely
  2. Significant difference in mean score between boys and girls *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
  3. Image numbers refer to images described in Additional file 1