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Table 6 Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale – Youth (NEWS-Y)

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

Subscales Calculation
Residential density Weighted sum of items reflecting perceived density of housing, ranging from predominantly single-family dwellings to high-rise buildings with more than 20 stories [31]
Land use mix – diversity Average perceived walking proximity (i.e., average of five-point ratings ranging from ≤5 min walk to ≥30 min walk) from home to 26 types of destinations (e.g., supermarket, library, post office, any school, the participant’s school, bus or train stop, park, gym or fitness facility, etc.)
Remaining nine scales Average ratings of items answered on a four-point Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree to 4 = strongly agree)