Table 1

Sample descriptives of children overall and by neighbourhood physical activity environment

Individual characteristics (at fifth grade)Total sample (n=636)Neighbourhood physical activity environment
Non-supportive (n=166)Supportive (n=470)
Age (mean, SD)10.6 (0.6)10.5 (0.5)10.6 (0.5)*
Sex (n, %)
 Male292 (45.9%)79 (47.6%)213 (45.3%)
 Female344 (54.1%)87 (52.4%)257 (54.7%)
Race/ethnicity (n,%)
 White240 (37.7%)57 (34.3%)183 (38.9%)
 Black227 (35.7%)67 (40.4%)160 (34.0%)
 Hispanic60 (9.4%)17 (10.2%)43 (9.2%)
 Other109 (17.1%)25 (15.1%)84 (17.9%)
Total physical activity (min/hour) (mean, SD)28.2 (4.7)27.8 (4.6)28.4 (4.7)
Neighbourhood characteristics
Neighbourhood socioeconomic status† (mean, SD)16.2 (7.1)17.3 (7.2)15.9 (7.0)*
  • *p<0.05.

  • †Percentage of persons below poverty in the census tract for child’s home address.