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Table 2 Sample characteristics and prevalence estimates for physical activity outcomes

From: The contribution of area-level walkability to geographic variation in physical activity: a spatial analysis of 95,837 participants from the 45 and Up Study living in Sydney, Australia

Variable Characteristics   Prevalence
    Sufficient walking Sufficient MVPA High MVPA
  N %   n % n % n %
POSTAL AREA LEVEL
Walkability
Low 26435 27.6   7582 28.7 18079 68.4 14763 55.8
Low-medium 32696 34.1   9854 30.1 22225 68.0 17961 54.9
Medium-high 20299 21.2   6565 32.3 14119 69.6 11388 56.1
High 16407 17.1   6353 38.7 12087 73.7 9668 58.9
Socioeconomic disadvantage
Q1 - Most 18263 19.1   5334 29.2 11690 64.0 9300 50.9
Q2 20349 21.2   6105 30.0 13610 66.9 10882 53.5
Q3 - Middling 15575 16.3   5025 32.3 10736 68.9 8674 55.7
Q4 20723 21.6   6999 33.8 15203 73.4 12510 60.4
Q5 - Least 20927 21.8   6891 32.9 15271 73.0 12414 59.3
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
Sex
Male 46099 48.1   14748 32.0 31432 68.2 25039 54.3
Female 49738 51.9   15606 31.4 35078 70.5 28741 57.8
Age
45-49 13605 14.2   3865 28.4 9462 69.5 7590 55.8
50-54 16843 17.6   5169 30.7 11996 71.2 9576 56.9
55-59 17008 17.7   5645 33.2 12108 71.2 9777 57.5
60-64 14114 14.7   4922 34.9 10307 73.0 8497 60.2
65-69 10703 11.2   3747 35.0 7772 72.6 6468 60.4
70-74 7387 7.7   2541 34.4 5250 71.1 4306 58.3
75-79 5519 5.8   1724 31.2 3662 66.4 2941 53.3
80-84 7464 7.8   2057 27.6 4403 59.0 3460 46.4
≥85 3194 3.3   684 21.4 1550 48.5 1165 36.5
Language spoken at home
English 81196 84.7   25937 31.9 57486 70.8 46737 57.6
Other 14641 15.3   4417 30.2 9024 61.6 7043 48.1
Education level
Less than secondary school 8057 8.4   2184 27.1 4508 56.0 3641 45.2
Secondary school graduation 28177 29.4   8566 30.4 18790 66.7 15240 54.1
Trade, certificate, or diploma 30119 31.4   9534 31.7 21263 70.6 17400 57.8
University degree 29484 30.8   10070 34.2 21949 74.4 17499 59.4
Relationship status
Partner 71083 74.2   22315 31.4 50009 70.4 40528 57.0
No partner 24754 25.8   8039 32.5 16501 66.7 13252 53.5
Employment status
Full-time work 33116 34.6   9958 30.1 22750 68.7 17796 53.7
Part-time work 13509 14.1   4287 31.7 9925 73.5 8130 60.2
Other work 1417 1.5   492 34.7 1044 73.7 892 62.9
Not working 47795 49.9   15617 32.7 32791 68.6 26962 56.4
Health insurance type
Private with extras 55802 58.2   17921 32.1 40165 72.0 32568 58.4
Private without extras 13597 14.2   4347 32.0 9574 70.4 7803 57.4
Government health care card 12977 13.5   3887 30.0 7928 61.1 6320 48.7
None 13461 14.0   4199 31.2 8843 65.7 7089 52.7
Smoking status
Never smoked 56362 58.8   17651 31.3 39255 69.6 31582 56.0
Past smoker 32897 34.3   10773 32.7 23196 70.5 18923 57.5
Current smoker 6578 6.9   1930 29.3 4059 61.7 3275 49.8
Body mass category
Underweight 1360 1.4   484 35.6 877 64.5 717 52.7
Normal weight 37712 39.4   13179 34.9 27771 73.6 22833 60.5
Overweight 37271 38.9   11902 31.9 26169 70.2 21165 56.8
Obese 19494 20.3   4789 24.6 11693 60.0 9065 46.5
Diagnosed chronic conditions
0 32167 33.6   10442 32.5 23287 72.4 19019 59.1
1 38557 40.2   12403 32.2 26887 69.7 21749 56.4
2 19082 19.9   5873 30.8 12679 66.4 10114 53.0
3 or more 6031 6.3   1636 27.1 3657 60.6 2898 48.1
Treated chronic conditions
0 42523 44.4   13610 32.0 30498 71.7 24891 58.5
1 31399 32.8   10328 32.9 22098 70.4 17788 56.7
2 15478 16.2   4709 30.4 10110 65.3 8066 52.1
3 or more 6437 6.7   1707 26.5 3804 59.1 3035 47.1
Functional limitation
None 33079 34.5   11648 35.2 25449 76.9 21427 64.8
Minor 25661 26.8   9250 36.0 19221 74.9 15500 60.4
Moderate 21192 22.1   6488 30.6 14159 66.8 11038 52.1
Severe 15905 16.6   2968 18.7 7681 48.3 5815 36.6
Emotional problems
None 67240 70.2   22286 33.1 47682 70.9 38888 57.8
Minor 13394 14.0   4005 29.9 9365 69.9 7495 56.0
Moderate 7638 8.0   2144 28.1 5018 65.7 3941 51.6
Severe 7565 7.9   1919 25.4 4445 58.8 3456 45.7
  1. MVPA Moderate and vigorous physical activity, N Stratum total, n Stratum outcome frequency, % Stratum outcome percent