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Table 1 Description of mode of commuting and the unadjusted association between mode of commuting and socio demographics collected among Norwegian parents

From: Socio-demographic, personal, environmental and behavioral correlates of different modes of transportation to work among Norwegian parents

  Walkers Cyclist Car commuters Public transporters
  n % % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI)
Total sample 709 100.0 7.3 12.3 70.4 2.4
Male 157 22.8 6.3 (2.5–10.2) 12.1 (6.9–17.2) 7.3 (6.5–8.0) 5.1 (1.6–8.6)
Female 533 77.7 7.7 (5.4–10.0) 12.2 (9.1–14.9) 6.9 (6.5–7.3) 1.7 (0.5–2.8)
Low education 291 41.2 5.2 (2.6–7.7) 13.1 (9.2–17.0) 7.0 (6.5–7.6) 3.1 (1.1–5.1)
High education 416 58.8 8.9 (6.2–11.6) 11.5 (8.5–14.7) 7.1 (6.6–7.5) 1.9 (0.1–3.3)
Regular exercise 445 63.6 6.7 (4.4–9.1) 15.3a (11.9–18.7) 6.7 (6.2–7.1) 2.0 (0.7–3.3)
Not regular exercise 255 36.4 8.6 (5.2–12.1) 7.1 (3.9–10.2) 7.7a (7.2–8.2) 3.1 (0.9–5.2)
Distance less than 3 km 202 29.1 19.3 (13.8–24.8) 27.2a (21.0–33.4) 37.1 (30.4-43.9) 0.9 (−0.4–2.4)
Distance more than 3 km 492 70.9 2.4 (1.1–3.8) 6.1 (4.0–8.2) 83.9a (80.7–87.2) 3.1 (1.5–4.6)
  1. aSignificant difference between groups (chi-square statistics, P > 0.05)