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Table 4 Predictive validity of Nigerian-NEWS: Pearson correlations between environmental perceptions and the long last seven day IPAQ (N = 386)

From: Evaluation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale in Nigeria

Environmental scale Walking transport Cycling transport Total transport Leisure time walking Leisure time MVPA Total leisure time PA Total MVPA Total PA
Residential density 0.11* 0.12* 0.15** 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.21*** 0.19***
Land use mix diversity 0.25*** 0.12* 0.28*** 0.18** 0.08 0.12* 0.28*** 0.31***
Land use mix access −0.01 0.01 −0.01 0.07 0.17** 0.17** 0.06 0.05
Street connectivity −0.03 0.04 −0.01 0.05 0.16** 0.16** 0.19*** 0.18***
Infrastructure and safety for walking/cycling −0.05 0.06 −0.02 0.11* 0.22*** 0.22*** 0.13* 0.10
Aesthetics −0.11* 0.01 −0.10 0.06 0.11* 0.11* −0.01 −0.03
Traffic Safety 0.11* −0.01 0.09 0.11* 0.14** 0.16** 0.21*** 0.23***
Safety from crime −0.03 0.12* 0.03 0.09 0.05 0.06 0.15** 0.15**
Single items         
Parking near local shops is difficult 0.08 −0.06 0.05 −0.08 0.01 −0.02 0.05 0.08
Streets are hilly 0.01 −0.01 0.01 −0.01 −0.04 −0.04 −0.07 −0.08
Streets do not have many cul-de-sacs −0.01 0.02 −0.02 −0.03 −0.06 −0.06 0.01 0.02
Many canyons/hillsides in neighborhood 0.01 −0.03 0.01 −0.02 −0.08 −0.07 −0.07 −0.07
See and speak to other people while walking in neighborhood 0.14** 0.01 0.13* 0.07 −0.03 0.01 0.15** 0.18**
Many unattended domestic animals 0.26*** 0.03 0.24*** 0.06 −0.09 −0.05 0.15** 0.21***
  1. PA = physical activity, MVPA = moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
  2. All environmental scales were positively scored, i.e. higher score = more activity-friendly.
  3. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001.