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Table 5 Built environment characteristics associated with walking (WBC study) or walking for exercise (HVH study)

From: Using built environment characteristics to predict walking for exercise

Built Environment Characteristic Logistic model of walking or not Linear model of walking time
  WBC β estimate HVH β estimates WBC β estimate HVH β estimate
Density     
   log(dwellings/acre within buffer) 0.16 0.18 0.25 0.01
Connectivity     
   grouped linear household block size -0.07 -0.02 -0.02 0.00
   log(average block size in buffer) -0.09 0.05 0.08 0.04
Sidewalks     
   miles of sidewalk in buffer -0.04 -0.01 0.02 0.00
Destinations     
   grouped linear num grocery stores -0.27 0.03 -0.06 -0.01
   log(dist to closest grocery store) -0.68 0.19 0.01 -0.13
   number of bars/restaurants 0.02 0.00 0.01 -0.00
   log(dist to closest bar/restaurant) -0.16 0.01 -0.03 -0.05
   num gro-rest-retail complexes 0.27 0.14 0.06 -0.00
   log(area of closest office complex) -0.09 -0.01 -0.05 0.03
   log(number of educational parcels) -0.23 -0.08 -0.09 -0.11
  1. Notes: WBC indicates Walkable and Bikeable Communities Study; HVH indicates Heart and Vascular Health Study