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Table 4 Park visitation at the intervention and control parks from the park-based intercept surveys 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 = 313)
T2
(n = 597)
T3
(n = 485)
T1
(n = 481)
T2
(n = 561)
T3
(n = 558)
Age years (mean (SD)) 46.2
(15.0)
45.0 (14.6) 44.4 (15.3) 46.4 (14.4) 46.1 (15.2) 46.4 (15.4)
Child’s age (mean (SD)) 7.5 (4.0) 6.7 (3.9) 6.9 (3.9) 6.6 (3.7) 6.8 (4.1) 6.4 (3.8)
Sex (%)
 Female 48.7 47.2 50.4 61.1 52.4 59.0
 Male 51.3 52.8 49.6 38.9 47.6 41.0
Sex of child (%)
 Female 36.1 50.2 46.3 53.6 52.6 43.6
 Male 63.9 49.8 53.7 46.4 47.4 56.4
Adult’s usual park visitation in past 3 months (%)
  ≥ once per week 36.2 34.5 29.7 37.4 34.7 36.5
 Once p/month to 2–3 times p/month 23.4 23.0 26.4 17.8 23.2 21.5
  < once per month 40.4 42.5 44.0 44.9 42.2 42.1
Child’s usual park visitation in past 3 months (%)
  ≥ once per week 8.6 15.6 13.1 20.6 16.5 16.4
 Once p/month to 2–3 times p/month 35.6 28.1 26.1 36.1 33.5 26.9
  < once per month 55.8 56.3 60.8 43.3 50.0 56.6
Adult’s usual activity level during park visits in past 3 months (%)
 Mostly sitting 5.2 3.3 3.5 9.3 2.1 2.5
 Mostly light activities 44.2 34.9 39.2 33.6 30.5 23.8
 Mostly moderate activities 46.3 52.9 46.9 48.3 51.2 56.5
 Mostly vigorous activities 4.3 8.9 10.5 8.8 16.3 17.3