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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 524)

From: Associations of the perceived and objective neighborhood environment with physical activity and sedentary time in New Zealand adolescents

Characteristic Statistic
Adolescent’s age, mean (SD) 15.78 (1.62)
Adolescent’s sex, % male 44.5
Adolescent’s race/ethnicity, %
 New Zealand European 69.9
 Māori 3.1
 Pacific Peoples 1.5
 Asian 12.0
 Other European 6.5
 Other 6.5
Highest educational attainment in household, %
 Did not complete secondary education 2.4
 Secondary – Completed school certificate 5.8
 Secondary – completed sixth form certificate 5.1
 Secondary – Completed University entrance or NCEA 7.1
 Completed national or trade certificate 12.9
 Completed and advanced certificate or diploma 11.2
 Tertiary – Completed bachelor’s degree 20.8
 Tertiary – Completed postgraduate study 22.6
 Tertiary – completed doctorate degree 2.6
Marital status of parents/custodians, %
 Married 65.9
 Widowed / divorced / separated 12.0
 Single and never married 4.8
 Living with partner 11.3
Place of residence (study site), %
 Auckland 78.4
 Wellington 21.6
Adolescents from each stratum, %
 Low SES/ Low Walkable 21.8
 Low SES/ High Walkable 28.2
 High SES/ Low Walkable 26.7
 High SES/ High Walkable 23.3
 Length or residence at current address (years), mean (SD) 8.09 (7.07)
 Length or residence in neighborhood (years), mean (SD) 10.92 (8.42)
 Accelerometer wear time (valid days), mean (SD) 7.37 (0.86)
 Accelerometer wear time (hr/day), mean (SD) 13.79 (1.38)
 Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (average min/day), mean (SD) 112.14 (36.95)
 Sedentary time (average min/day), mean (SD) 354.80 (98.84)
  1. N for some variables is reduced due to missing data. Accelerometer wear time (hr/day) = average number of valid hours per valid day. Sedentary time (average min/day) = average minutes of sedentary per valid day. Missing values: adolescent’s age (0%), adolescent’s sex (0%), adolescent’s race/ethnicity (0.6%), highest educational attainment in household (9.5%), marital status (6.0%), place of residence (study site) (0%); length of residence at current address and neighborhood (6.6%); accelerometer wear time variables, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary time (0%)