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Table 4 Comparison of adjusted associations between prevalence of walking to work and area-level walkability for full and abridged indexes (n = 263)

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

  Full walkability index Abridged walkability index Difference in odds ratios (%)
  Adjusted* odds ratio 95% confidence interval Adjusted* odds ratio 95% confidence interval
Walking category      
Low 1.00   1.00   
Medium 1.57 1.24–1.98 1.43 1.13–1.81 9.9
High 2.11 1.65–2.68 2.01 1.59–2.55 4.6
Very high 2.64 2.07–3.38 2.62 2.02–3.40 0.8
  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.