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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample (N = 386)

From: Evaluation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale in Nigeria

  Maiduguri sample (n = 280) Ilorin sample (n = 206) Statistics p-value
Gender (n,%)    1.09† 0.308
  Female 90 (50.0) 92 (44.7)   
  Male 90 (50.0) 114 (55.3)   
Age (years) Mean (± SD) 35.6 ± 10.3 36.7 ± 3.9 1.16‡ 0.248
Marital status (n,%)    0.49† 0.537
  Married 106 (58.9) 114 (55.3)   
  Not married 74 (41.1) 92 (44.7)   
Tribe/ethnicity (n,%)    307.15† <0.001*
  Hausa/Fulani 21 (11.7) 5 (2.4)   
  Igbo 8 (4.4) 5 (2.4)   
  Yoruba 10 (5.6) 193 (93.7)   
  Kanuri/Shuwa 44 (24.4) 0 (0.0)   
  Other 97 (53.9) 3 (1.5)   
Educational level (n,%)    31.92† 0.001*
  >Secondary School 111 (62.7) 149 (72.7)   
  Secondary School 38 (21.5) 55 (26.8)   
  <Secondary School 28 (15.8) 1 (0.5)   
Occupation (n,%)    3.99† 0.136
  White collar 72 (40.0) 70 (34.3)   
  Blue collar 45 (25.0) 70 (34.3)   
  Unemployed 63 (35.0) 64 (31.4)   
BMI Prevalence (n,%)    6.18† 0.103
  Underweight 14 (7.8) 8 (3.9)   
  Normal weight 107 (59.4) 142 (68.9)   
  Overweight 51 (28.3) 52 (25.2)   
  Obese 8 (4.4) 4 (1.9)   
BMI (Kg/m2) Mean (± SD) 23.8 ± 3.9 23.8 ± 2.7 0.01‡ 0.995
Income (Naira) (n,%)    0.32† 0.957
  <15,000 49 (33.1) 59 (32.2)   
  16,000-45,000 50 (33.8) 62 (33.9)   
  46,000-90,000 30 (20.3) 41 (22.4)   
  >90,000 19 (12.8) 21 (11.5)   
Neighborhood type (n,%)    0.04† 0.849
  Low SES/high walkable 90 (50.0) 105 (51.0)   
  High SES/low walkable 90 (50.0) 101 (49.0)   
  1. †_ Values based on Chi-Square Statistics.
  2. ‡_ Values based on independent t-tests.
  3. *- Significant difference between samples (p < 0.05).
  4. BMI- Body Mass Index.