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Table 3 Associations between area-level walkability and prevalence of walking to work in Sydney Metropolitan Region (n = 5,585)

From: An objective index of walkability for research and planning in the Sydney Metropolitan Region of New South Wales, Australia: an ecological study

  Frequencies Unadjusted Adjusted*
  Walked to work Employed Percent Odds ratio 95% confidence interval Odds ratio 95% confidence interval
Walking category        
Low 10068 434391 2.3 1.00   1.00  
Medium 9143 350333 2.6 1.13 1.03–1.24 1.05 0.96–1.15
High 17486 378057 4.6 2.04 1.88–2.22 1.58 1.45–1.71
Very high 37224 310277 12.0 5.75 5.33–6.20 3.02 2.76–3.30
  1. *Adjusted for population density and area-level median household income, percentage working population male, and percentage working population aged 16–24, 25–34, 45–54, 55–64 and ≥65 years.