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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the sample (n = 882)

From: Which physical and social environmental factors are most important for adolescents’ cycling for transport? An experimental study using manipulated photographs

Gender (% male) 55.3
Age (yrs; mean ± SD) 13.9 ± 1.6
Nationality (% Belgian) 97.2
Living environment (%)
 Rural area 10.0
 Semi-urban area 76.1
 Urban area 13.9
Socio-economic status (SES) (%)
 Lower SES (both parents completed only primary or secondary education) 21.3
 Higher SES (at least one parent completed tertiary education) 78.7
Grade (%)  
 1st year of secondary school 42.1
 2nd year of secondary school 11.9
 3rd year of secondary school 27.1
 4th year of secondary school 18.9
Educational typea (%)  
 General studies 61.6
 Technical studies 27.9
 Occupational studies 10.5
Bicycle ownership (%) 96.6
No cycling for transport past week (%) 19.0
Cycling for transport among those who cycled in the past week (minutes/week; median) 120
  1. aMain study disciplines available for secondary school students in Belgium, in which general studies prepare for college/university, technical studies have a more technical and practical approach, and occupational studies are more job specific