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Table 2 Characteristics of participating children

From: International inter-school competition to encourage children to walk to school: a mixed methods feasibility study

School Age: mean (SD) Gender: n (%) female Ethnicity: n (%) *Usual mode of travel to school: n (%)
   White Asian Black Other Walk Cycle Train/bus Car/private
L 1 11.5 (0.6) 88 (58%) 123 (82%) 8 (5%) 11 (7%) 9 (6%) 93 (62%) 4 (3%) 53 (35%) 15 (10%)
L 2 11.6 (0.6) 0 (0%) 15 (11%) 101 (76%) 9 (6%) 10 (7%) 108 (80%) 4 (3%) 27 (2%) 9 (7%)
L 3 11.5 (0.6) 32 (37%) 66 (76%) 2 (2%) 8 (9%) 11 (13%) 32 (37%) 4 (5%) 43 (49%) 24 (28%)
L 4 11.5 (0.5) 100 (42%) 12 (5%) 11 (5%) 5 (2%) 209 (88%) 231 (97%) 0 7 (3%) 0
L 5 12.0 (0.2) 80 (53%) 11 (7%) 16 (11%) 8 (5%) 115 (77%) 136 (91%) 1 (0.7%) 7 (5%) 4 (3%)
L 6 11.6 (0.6) 215 (100%) 170 (79%) 10 (5%) 17 (8%) 18 (8%) 149 (69%) 2 (0.9%) 63 (29%) 41 (19%)
L 7 11.6 (0.5) 84 (49%) 127 (74%) 5 (3%) 23 (14%) 15 (9%) 76 (45%) 0 110 (65%) 24 (14%)
Summary Mean 11.6 (SD 0.2) Total 599 Total 524 Total 153 Total 81 Total 387 Total 825 Total 15 Total 310 Total 117
R 1 11.5 (0.5) 155 (55%) 234 (83%) 16 (6%) 6 (2%) 24 (9%) 255 (91%) 10 (4%) 4 (1%) 27 (10%)
R 2 11.3 (0.5) 67 (51%) 45 (34%) 8 (6%) 12 (8%) 66 (50%) 107 (82%) 10 (6%) 10 (6%) 19 (14%)
R 3 11.7 (0.6) 155 (100%) 59 (38%) 47 (31%) 33 (21%) 16 (10%) 101 (65%) 1 (0.6%) 46 (30%) 36 (23%)
Summary Mean 11.5 (SD 0.2) Total 377 Total 338 Total 71 Total 51 Total 106 Total 463 Total 21 Total 60 Total 82
V 1 10.2 (0.6) 120 (75%) Missing data 163 (63%) 38 (15%) 17 (7%) 82 (32%)
V 2 11.5 (1.8) 49 (50%) Missing data 64 (65%) 21 (21%) 3 (3%) 29 (30%)
Summary Mean 10.8 (SD 0.9) Total 169 - - - - Total 227 Total 59 Total 20 Total 111
Overall 2068 11.5 (SD 0.7) 1145 (55%) 862 (50%) 224 (13%) 132 (8%) 493 (29%) 1515 (73%) 95 (5%) 390 (19%) 310 (15%)
  1. *Could chose more than one mode of travel; hence figures add up to more than 100%.