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Table 3 Age-standardized distribution (%) of urban population aged 45-72 years by park use according to the distance to green spaces (parks)

From: Accessibility and use of urban green spaces, and cardiovascular health: findings from a Kaunas cohort study

Visiting of parks Distance to green spaces in tertiles χ2and p value
1st tertile 2nd tertile 3rd tertile
Men N = 742 N = 734 N = 997 7.67, p = 0.022
Yes 52.2 48.9 44.9**  
No 47.8 51.1 55.1  
Women N = 952 N = 968 N = 919 37.0, p < 0.001
Yes 57.1# 51.3* 43.4***###  
No 42.9 48.7 56.6  
Men and women N = 1694 N = 1702 N = 1716 40.8, p < 0.001
Yes 55.0## 50.3** 44.1***###  
No 45.0 49.7 55.9  
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 as compared to the 1st tertile; #p < 0.05, ##p < 0.01, ###p < 0.001 as compared to the 2nd tertile.
  2. All data were age-adjusted to the Kaunas population census of 2006 (details in section Methods “Statistical analysis”). Distance to green spaces: the 1st tertile–≤347.8 m (high); the 2nd tertile–347.81–629.6 m (moderate); and the 3rd tertile–≥629.61 m (low).