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Table 1 Counts of park visitors observed at the intervention and control parks at the three time-points

From: The REVAMP natural experiment study: the impact of a play-scape installation on park visitation and park-based physical activity

  Intervention Park Control Park
T1
n (%)
T2
n (%)
T3
n (%)
T1
n (%)
T2
n (%)
T3
n (%)
Total visitor counts 2374 3162 3157 2382 2130 1654
Average hourly counts (Mean ± Std Err) 32.5 ± 5.1 41.6 ± 6.3 41.5 ± 6.4 32.6 ± 3.9 28.0 ± 4.8 21.8 ± 2.9
Sex
 Female 1177 (49.6) 1618 (51.2) 1639 (51.9) 1263 (53.0) 999 (46.9) 852 (51.5)
 Male 1197 (50.4) 1544 (48.8) 1518 (48.1) 1119 (47.0) 1131 (53.1) 802 (48.5)
Age (years)
 Child (1–12) 434 (18.3) 960 (30.4) 922 (29.2) 678 (28.5) 616 (28.9) 609 (36.8)
 Teen (13–20) 188 (7.9) 163 (5.2) 222 (7.0) 165 (6.9) 84 (3.9) 77 (4.6)
 Adult (21–59) 1325 (55.8) 1604 (50.7) 1674 (53.0) 1217 (51.1) 1211 (56.9) 877 (53.0)
 Older adult (60+) 427 (17.9) 435 (13.8) 339 (10.7) 322 (13.5) 219 (10.3) 91 (5.5)
Day of week
 Weekdays 256 (10.8) 319 (10.1) 332 (10.5) 563 (23.6) 234 (11.0) 482 (29.1)
 Weekend days 2118 (89.2) 2843 (89.9) 2825 (89.5) 1819 (76.4) 1896 (89.0) 1172 (70.9)
Activity levels
 Lying down/sitting 615 (25.9) 872 (27.6) 1051 (33.3) 553 (23.2) 588 (27.6) 491 (29.7)
 Standing 970 (40.8) 1233 (39.0) 1199 (38.0) 801 (33.6) 800 (37.6) 580 (35.1)
 Moderate 633 (26.7) 882 (27.9) 785 (24.9) 738 (30.9) 570 (26.8) 437 (26.4)
 Vigorous 156 (6.6) 175 (5.5) 122 (3.9) 290 (12.2) 172 (8.1) 146 (8.8)
 MVPA 789 (33.2) 1057 (33.4) 907 (28.7) 1028 (43.2) 742 (34.8) 583 (35.2)
  1. The number of hourly observation windows was 76 at T2 and T3, but only 73 at T1 due to missing data
  2. MVPA moderate- vigorous-intensity physical activity