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Table 3 Assessment of school travel mode and duration: Examples from three studies

From: Harmonising data on the correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young people: Methods and lessons learnt from the international Children’s Accelerometry database (ICAD)

  SPEEDY KISS Ballabeina
Respondent Child-reported. Parent-reported. Translated from German. Parent-reported. Translated from French/German.
How do you usually travel to school?
Response options: Car; Bus/Train; Bicycle; On foot.
How does your child usually travel to school and how long does it take when following the most direct route (please name only the most common mode of transport).
Response options: Walk; Bicycle/Scooter; Car; Bus/Train/Tram.
How does your child make it to school?
Response options: Walk; Bicycle/Scooter; Bus/Tram; Car; Other.
For the previous 7 days: Each time you did this (prompts: walk to school; cycle to school; travel to school by car / bus), how long did you normally do it for?
Estimated as free text in minutes.
See above.
Estimated as free text in minutes.
What is the duration of the trip (one way) to get to school?
Response options: <10 min; 10–20 min; >20 min.
Item: Frequency For the previous 7 days: How many times did you do this activity (prompts: walk to school; cycle to school; travel to school by car / bus).
Response options: Never; Once; 2 to 3 times; 4 or more times.
  1. For brevity, details are provided for data collected at study wave 1 only