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Table 2 Sociodemographic factors, mode of commuting, distance and accompaniment to school between children and adolescents

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

  Overall (n = 684) Children (n = 438) Adolescents (n = 246) p-value
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Sociodemographic factors        
 Age (Mean ± SD) 11.3 ± 2.7 9.7 ± 1.7 14.0 ± 1.7  < 0.001a
Gender     
 Girls 386 (56.4) 243 (55.5) 143 (58.1) 0.521
 Boys 298 (43.6) 195 (44.5) 103 (41.9)
Mode of commuting (n = 673)        
 Active 263 (39.1) 169 (39.0) 94 (39.2) 0.518
 Passive 410 (60.9) 264 (61.0) 146 (60.8)
Distance to school (n = 684)        
 < 1 km 477 (69.7) 275 (62.8) 202 (82.1)  < 0.001a
 ≥ 1 km 207 (30.3) 163 (37.2) 44 (17.9)
Accompaniment to school (n = 647)        
 IM 299 (46.2) 176 (40.2) 123 (58.9)  < 0.001a
 Accompanied 348 (53.8) 262 (59.8) 86 (41.1)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. ap < 0.001