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Table 3 Overall and country-specific perceived-environment scores

From: Is the perceived neighborhood built environment associated with domain-specific physical activity in Latin American adults? An eight-country observational study

  Overall Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador Peru Venezuela
Sample size 8185 1137 1803 770 1105 710 668 979 1013
Land use mix-diversity (score 1–5) 2.8 (0.8) 3.0 (0.8) 2.6 (0.8) 2.6 (0.6) 3.1 (0.7) 2.8 (0.8) 3.0 (0.6) 2.7 (0.7) 2.4 (0.8)
Land use mix-access (score 1–4) 3.0 (0.4) 3.2 (0.4) 3.0 (0.4) 3.2 (0.4) 2.9 (0.4) 3.2 (0.4) 2.9 (0.4) 3.0 (0.4) 3.0 (0.4)
Walking/cycling facilities (score 1–4) 2.8 (0.6) 2.9 (0.5) 2.7 (0.6) 3.2 (0.6) 2.7 (0.5) 2.8 (0.8) 2.6 (0.4) 2.6 (0.7) 2.8 (0.6)
Aesthetics (score 1–4) 2.6 (0.7) 2.6 (0.7) 2.5 (0.7) 2.9 (0.8) 2.6 (0.6) 2.6 (0.7) 2.4 (0.6) 2.3 (0.7) 2.6 (0.7)
Safety from crime (score 1–4) 2.5 (0.6) 2.4 (0.5) 2.4 (0.6) 2.8 (0.6) 2.6 (0.5) 2.5 (0.6) 2.6 (0.5) 2.6 (0.5) 2.2 (0.6)
Proximity of public open spaces (score 1–5) 2.7 (1.1) 3.0 (1.0) 2.4 (1.0) 3.4 (0.8) 2.7 (1.0) 3.3 (0.9) 2.6 (0.9) 2.4 (1.0) 2.2 (1.1)
Proximity of shopping centers(1) 2.0 (1.3) 2.9 (1.5) 1.5 (0.9) 2.0 (1.1) 2.0 (1.1) 2.5 (1.4) 1.7 (1.0) 1.9 (1.2) 2.1 (1.4)
Street connectivity items(2)
 The streets in my neighborhood do not have many cul-de-sacs (dead-end streets). 2.5 (0.9) 2.6 (1.0) 2.7 (0.9) 2.6 (1.1) 2.5 (0.8) 2.4 (0.9) 2.3 (0.7) 2.3 (0.8) 2.5 (0.9)
 The distance between intersections in my neighborhood is usually short (100 yards or less; the length of a football field or less). 2.8 (0.8) 3.0 (0.8) 2.7 (0.8) 3.0 (0.9) 2.9 (0.7) 2.9 (0.8) 2.8 (0.7) 2.9 (0.8) 2.7 (0.8)
 There are many alternative routes for getting from place to place in my neighborhood. (I don’t have to go the same way every time.) 3.0 (0.8) 3.1 (0.8) 3.0 (0.8) 3.2 (0.8) 3.0 (0.7) 3.1 (0.8) 3.0 (0.7) 3.0 (0.7) 3.0 (0.8)
Safety from traffic items(2)
 There is so much traffic along nearby streets that it makes it difficult or unpleasant to walk in my neighborhood. (reversed) 2.4 (0.9) 2.3 (0.9) 2.3 (0.9) 2.4 (0.9) 2.5 (0.8) 2.3 (1.0) 2.5 (0.8) 2.6 (0.8) 2.4 (0.8)
 The speed of traffic on most nearby streets is usually slow (50 km/h or less). 2.5 (0.8) 2.4 (0.8) 2.7 (0.8) 2.6 (0.9) 2.6 (0.7) 2.5 (0.9) 2.6 (0.7) 2.6 (0.7) 2.5 (0.8)
 Most drivers exceed the posted speed limits while driving in my neighborhood. (reversed) 2.3 (0.8) 2.2 (0.8) 2.1 (0.8) 2.3 (0.9) 2.4 (0.8) 2.2 (0.9) 2.3 (0.8) 2.4 (0.8) 2.4 (0.8)
 There are crosswalks and pedestrian signals to help walkers cross busy streets in my neighborhood. 2.4 (0.9) 2.4 (0.9) 2.6 (0.9) 2.8 (0.9) 2.3 (0.8) 2.3 (0.9) 2.4 (0.8) 2.2 (0.8) 2.1 (0.9)
  1. Results presented as mean (standard deviation)
  2. (1)5-point scale: 5 min (1), 6–10 min (2), 11–20 min (3), 20–30 min (4), 30+ min (5)
  3. (2)4-point scale: strongly disagree (1), disagree (2), agree (3), strongly agree (4)