Table 5

Comparisons of parental assessment of characteristics built environment by school

School A

School B

Both


N = 48

N= 95

N = 143

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Safety *

21 (4)

23 (3)

23 (3)

Residential density *

14 (2)

16 (2)

15 (2)

Esthetics *

7 (2)

10 (2)

9 (2)

Presence of facilities

9 (2)

9 (2)

9 (2)


*p-value < 0.05 comparing the two schools using the t-test

A higher score represents a built environment favoring walking

Merchant et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-1

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