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Table 2 Multiple logistic regression of demographic, health, social, and environmental factors associated with two walking behaviors among older adults

From: Social and environmental predictors of walking among older adults

   Frequent versus non-frequent behavior Meeting the CDC recommended guidelines for physical activity versus not
Having at least 3 days of walking for any purpose Having at least 150 min of walking for any purpose
Odds Ratio Lower 95 % CI Upper 95 % CI Odds Ratio Lower 95 % CI Upper 95 % CI
Demographic
Education High school or less versus more than high school 0.630 0.327 1.213 0.531 0.241 1.169
Sex Male versus female 1.027 0.582 1.809 0.765 0.409 1.431
Age 60–69 years versus 70+ 0.660 0.371 1.173 0.538a 0.290 0.997
Race Minority versus White 0.963 0.444 2.089 1.684 0.699 4.057
Health
Number of days of poor physical health (past 30 days) At/above 2 days versus 1 or fewer 1.556 0.818 2.959 0.576 0.276 1.200
Number of days of poor mental health (past 30 days) At/above 2 days versus 1 or fewer 0.345a 0.185 0.645 0.432a 0.198 0.944
Worried about falling when walking in neighborhood Yes versus no 0.635 0.304 1.326 0.757 0.310 1.852
Social
Marital status Single versus married 0.772 0.392 1.521 0.684 0.292 1.598
Social support for walking (dog &/or person to walk with) Yes to none versus yes to both 0.532 0.226 1.254 0.383a 0.154 0.957
  Yes to one versus yes to both 0.760 0.352 1.643 0.589 0.275 1.260
Neighborhood cohesion Low versus high 0.338a 0.159 0.715 0.721 0.330 1.577
  Moderate versus high 0.471a 0.228 0.974 0.617 0.297 1.283
Median age (census tract) At/Lower than the median versus higher 1.799a 1.034 3.131 1.737 0.950 3.175
Positive environmental perceptions of safety Low versus high 1.296 0.516 3.253 2.172 0.820 5.756
  Moderate versus high 1.040 0.489 2.213 1.022 0.445 2.347
  1. aIndicates significant using alpha at 0.05