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Table 6 Proxy-reported child park visitation at the intervention and control parks from the resident surveys at T1 and T3 among children 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 = 180)
T3
(n = 144)
T1
(n = 228)
T3
(n = 191)
Age years (mean (SD)) 8.4 (3.8) 7.9 (3.3) 8.3 (3.5) 7.9 (3.3)
Sex (%)
 Female 50.0 48.2 42.6 47.3
 Male 50.0 51.9 57.4 52.7
Child’s usual park visitation in past 3 months (%)
  ≥ once per week 10.6 6.9 10.1 11.5
 Once per month to 2–3 times p/month 43.9 44.4 54.4 50.8
  < once per month 45.6 48.6 35.5 37.7
How long child usually active on each park visit (minutes), (mean, (SD)) 64.7 (38.3) 71.1 (46.4) 65.1 (36.3) 66.2 (41.9)
Child’s usual activity level during park visits in past 3 months (%)
 Mostly sitting 0.6 0.0 0.0 1.1
 Mostly light activities 12.4 12.9 12.5 8.8
 Mostly moderate activities 80.8 76.1 82.1 81.8
 Mostly vigorous activities 6.2 11.2 5.4 8.3