Table 1

Study variables by neighbourhood walkability quintiles

N total% WgtQ1
least walkable
Q2Q3Q4Q5
most walkable
Sex
 Male12 98351.42888 (49.4)2699 (51.0)2584 (51.1)2550 (51.1)2262 (54.6)
 Female13 89748.63158 (50.6)2947 (49.0)2787 (48.9)2725 (48.9)2280 (45.4)
Age, years
 20–34918337.42033 (35.0)1958 (38.9)1783 (35.9)1828 (37.9)1581 (39.4)
 35–49981338.32226 (39.4)2006 (37.0)1957 (38.7)1889 (37.7)1735 (38.6)
 50–64554018.91298 (20.5)1195 (18.7)1130 (19.7)1049 (18.2)868 (17.4)
 65–7415933.8362 (4.0)335 (3.8)332 (4.0)328 (4.2)236 (3.1)
 75–957511.6127 (1.1)152 (1.7)169 (1.7)181 (2.0)122 (1.5)
Education
 Less than high school14244.2224 (2.9)264 (4.2)326 (4.4)335 (4.9)275 (4.5)
 High school completed292710.3562 (8.4)655 (10.8)642 (11.2)640 (11.5)428 (9.5)
 Some post-secondary13125.1278 (4.4)260 (5.3)242 (4.7)290 (5.3)242 (5.9)
 Post-secondary completed20 10880.54729 (84.3)4228 (79.7)3925 (79.7)3790 (78.3)3436 (80.1)
Income group
 0–$C19 99919466.3277 (3.8)291 (4.6)361 (5.8)463 (7.4)554 (10.2)
 $C20 000–$C39 999389514608 (8.8)736 (12.3)845 (13.7)911 (17.5)795 (17.7)
 $C40 000–$C59 999442316.5806 (13.5)878 (15.8)940 (17.0)1029 (20.0)770 (16.3)
 $C60 000–$C79 999843733.72118 (35.8)1889 (35.7)1748 (36.7)1502 (32.1)1180 (28.0)
 $C80 000+660729.51871 (38.1)1470 (31.7)1154 (26.7)1066 (23.0)1046 (27.8)
Marital status
 Married/common law15 33762.73867 (68.1)3365 (63.2)3097 (63.5)2896 (61.6)2112 (56.4)
 Widow/separated/divorced35678.4633 (6.6)734 (7.9)760 (9.1)777 (9.9)663 (8.7)
 Single795728.91543 (25.4)1544 (28.9)1510 (27.4)1598 (28.5)1762 (34.9)
Smoker type
 Regular/former14 39048.63216 (48.7)2966 (47.9)2888 (48.6)2792 (46.7)2528 (51.4)
 Occasional/non-smoker12 46051.42827 (51.3)2677 (52.1)2468 (51.4)2477 (53.3)2011 (48.6)
Physical activity
 Active13 83948.83240 (52.1)2883 (47.9)2624 (47.2)2577 (44.6)2515 (52.4)
 Inactive12 63751.22714 (47.9)2664 (52.1)2668 (52.8)2613 (55.4)1978 (47.6)
Weight/BMI
 Underweight21284.8480 (4.3)484 (5.3)429 (5.0)409 (5.0)326 (4.2)
 Normal weight22 94650.55181 (50.0)4747 (50.0)4536 (48.5)4484 (50.1)3998 (54.6)
 Overweight14 76531.23401 (32.4)3159 (30.4)3079 (32.0)2921 (31.1)2205 (29.8)
 Obese705813.51496 (13.3)1568 (14.3)1601 (14.6)1423 (13.8)970 (11.4)
Life stress
 None/low stress25 89796.45826 (96.3)5450 (96.7)5174 (96.6)5080 (96.2)4367 (96.3)
 High stress9403.6216 (3.7)192 (3.3)180 (3.4)188 (3.8)164 (3.7)
Self-perceived health
 Excellent740528.11799 (29.9)1544 (27.5)1399 (26.8)1389 (27.3)1274 (29.1)
 Very good11 33240.42582 (40.9)2402 (41.4)2309 (40.4)2160 (38.8)1879 (40.6)
 Good661425.81372 (24.2)1397 (25.3)1341 (26.8)1401 (27.6)1103 (25.3)
 Fair12404.7240 (4.3)259 (5.0)255 (5.1)261 (5.0)225 (4.2)
 Poor2790.951 (0.8)44 (0.8)63 (1.0)62 (1.3)59 (0.8)
CCHS cycle year
 2000–2001408613.4955 (13.6)919 (14.1)840 (13.3)772 (13.4)600 (12.3)
 2003–2004420614930 (13.5)863 (13.5)937 (17.2)827 (13.4)649 (12.2)
 2005–2006532418.91249 (19.7)1073 (17.4)1036 (18.4)1040 (19.4)926 (19.6)
 2007–2008520219.91131 (20.5)1044 (18.7)1030 (20.6)1059 (20.9)938 (18.6)
 2009–2010420017911 (15.9)905 (18.9)818 (16.6)836 (16.4)730 (17.4)
 2011–2012386216.9870 (16.8)842 (17.4)710 (13.8)741 (16.5)699 (19.9)
ONMarg-Depr (DA-lvl)
 Q1 (least deprived)583819.32235 (33.1)1405 (22.2)859 (14.7)606 (11.5)733 (14.3)
 2514318.31410 (23.9)1224 (20.5)1055 (19.3)816 (14.0)638 (13.2)
 3508519.41114 (20.5)1117 (20.0)1032 (20.4)1042 (18.3)780 (17.7)
 4501619.4765 (13.0)971 (18.6)1226 (23.3)1183 (20.8)871 (21.6)
 Q5 (most deprived)567023.6512 (9.4)902 (18.7)1175 (22.3)1611 (35.3)1470 (33.1)
  • BMI, body mass index; CCHS, Canadian Community Health Survey.