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Table 5 Adult park visitation at the intervention and control parks from the resident surveys at T1 and T3 among adults who had visited the park in the past 3 months

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 = 294)
T3
(n = 256)
T1
(n = 374)
T3
(n = 318)
Age years (mean (SD)) 48.4 (12.7) 48.5 (13.0) 49.0 (13.4) 49.8 (13.3)
Sex (%)
 Female 64.7 69.1 71.2 69.7
 Male 35.3 40.0 28.8 30.3
Country of birth (%)
 Born in Australia 66.1 62.2 72.8 62.7
 Born elsewhere 33.9 37.8 27.2 37.3
Children ≤ 15 years (%) 65.4 59.1 71.5 65.8
Education level (%)
 No formal qualifications 14.6 14.2 5.2 7.4
 Year12/apprentice/diploma 34.0 35.2 25.7 20.3
 University degree/ higher degree 51.4 50.6 69.1 72.3
Employment status (%)
 Working full time 36.8 38.9 33.6 31.2
 Working part-time 27.8 19.7 29.2 29.8
 Unemployed 22.9 23.9 23.9 20.7
 Retired 12.5 17.5 13.3 18.4
Marital status (%)
 Married/de-facto 83.7 81.9 85.7 84.9
 Separated/widowed/divorced 11.4 11.7 10.5 13.6
 Never married 4.8 6.4 3.8 1.6
Dog ownership (%) 42.9 40.2 34.5 27.1
Usual park visitation in past 3 months (%)
  ≥ once per week 16.7 19.1 22.3 25.8
 Once p/month to 2–3 times p/month 43.2 41.8 46.0 42.5
  < once per month 40.1 39.1 31.7 31.8
How long usually active on each park visit (minutes), (mean, (SD)) 58.8 (38.1) 54.8 (43.3) 52.8 (31.6) 55.1 (34.5)
Usual activity level during park visits in past 3 months (%)
 Mostly sitting 3.5 8.9 3.0 1.6
 Mostly light activities 47.1 50.2 39.0 36.5
 Mostly moderate activities 41.9 36.7 50.6 52.1
 Mostly vigorous activities 7.6 4.2 7.4 9.8
Minutes/week of leisure-time physical activity (mean, (SD)) 187.1 (311.2) 194.2 (314.3) 234.7 (299.1) 185.4 (255.9)
Minutes/week of transport physical activity (mean, (SD)) 143.7 (208.8) 154.9 (234.7) 142.1 (207.9) 138.3 (213.7)