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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample (n = 173)

From: Factors related with public open space use among adolescents: a study using GPS and accelerometers

Age (mean ± SD) 14.2 ± 1.1
Gender (% girls) 54.4
Living environment (%)
 Rural 6.9
 Sub-urban 16.8
 Urban 76.3
Education (%)
 General 68.8
 Vocational 22.0
 Technical 9.2
Other ethnicity (%) 28.3
Lower SES (%) 22.5
Sport club membership (%) 58.0
Sedentary time (mean h/day ± SD) 8.8 ± 1.6
LPA (mean h/day ± SD 3.3 ± 1.0
MVPA (median min/day; Q1, Q3) 36.5; 22.9, 51.4
% of participants who used a POS 75.1
Mean number of POS visits among participants who used a POS 1.83 ± 1.2
  1. Skewed data were reported as median and interquartile range
  2. SD standard deviation, SES socio-economic status, MVPA moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, Q1 25th percentile, Q3 75th percentile, min minutes, POS public open space