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Table 3 Description of characteristics

From: Using GPS technology to (re)-examine operational definitions of ‘neighbourhood’ in place-based health research

Characteristic Total sample (n = 325) GPS study invite (n = 74) p GPS participant (n = 41) p GPS walking trips (n = 19) p
Gender (%)    0.908   0.421   0.164
Male 32.31 31.08   39.02   50.00  
Female 67.69 68.92   60.98   50.00  
Highest education level (%)    0.802   0.746   0.140
Secondary or less 47.69 47.30   43.90   27.78  
Trade/certificate 40.92 43.24   46.34   50.00  
Bachelor or higher 11.39 9.46   9.76   22.22  
Marital status (%)    0.929   0.947   0.148
Not married 47.08 54.05   48.78   72.22  
Married 52.92 45.95   51.22   27.78  
Age (mean years/SD) 76.82 (7.43) 75.97 (7.02) 0.263 74.39 (7.16) 0.024 72.72 (7.80) 0.015
Physical functioning (mean score/SD) 80.84 (16.05) 82.04 (14.78) 0.466 85.65 (13.65) 0.024 87.80 (13.93) 0.066
BMI (mean score/SD) 25.02 (4.51) 25.30 (4.57) 0.540 26.52 (4.63) 0.022 26.47 (4.70) 0.159
  1. Note that all evaluated differences were compared with the total sample (n = 325).