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Table 1 Sociodemographic factors, mode of commuting, and PA between mothers and fathers

From: Parent’s sociodemographic factors, physical activity and active commuting are predictors of independent mobility to school

  Overall (n = 684) Mothers (n = 361) Fathers (n = 323) p-value
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Sociodemographic factors        
 Age (Mean ± SD) 43.4  ± 6.5 42.7  ± 6.5 45.7  ± 6.0 0.094
 Educational level        
 Low-medium education 300 (45.9) 125 (35.1) 175 (58.7)  < 0.001
  Higher education 354 (54.1) 231 (64.9) 123 (41.3)
 Salary/month        
  < 1000 € 212 (55.9) 159 (60.5) 53 (45.7) 0.004
  ≥ 1000 € 167 (44.1) 104 (39.5) 63 (54.3)
 Car availability        
  None 123 (21.4) 36 (11.5) 87 (33.3)  < 0.001
  One or more 451 (78.6) 278 (88.5) 173 (66.5)
 Family affluencea        
  Medium 18 (4.7) 14 (4.8) 4 (4.3) 0.608
  High 363 (95.3) 275 (95.2) 88 (95.7)
 Distance of commuting to work        
  < 1 km 73 (16.6) 46 (19.1) 27 (11.9) 0.021
  ≥ 1 km 395 (84.4) 195 (80.9) 200 (88.1)
Recommendation for MVPA        
 < 150 min in MVPA 195 (37.6) 93 (29.9) 102 (49.0)  < 0.001
 ≥ 150 min in MVPA 324 (62.4) 218 (70.1) 106 (51.0)  < 0.001
Mode of commuting        
 Active commuting to work 250 (36.7) 137 (38.0) 113 (35.2) 0.254
 Passive commuting to work 432 (63.3) 224 (62.0) 208 (64.8)
  1. MVPA moderate-vigorous physical activity, SD standard deviation
  2. aNo low level in Family affluence scale was found