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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Allotment gardening and health: a comparative survey among allotment gardeners and their neighbors without an allotment

  Allotment Gardeners
n = 121
Neighbors
n = 63
p
Age (in years) 61.5 (SD 11.8; range 33-87) 55.9 (SD 13.8; range 30-85) < .01
   < 62 years 51 (42%) 42 (67%)  
    62 years 70 (58%) 21 (33%)  
Gender (male) 64 (53%) 26 (41%) .14
Ethnicity (non-western immigrants) 4 (3%) 0 (0%) .21
Occupation    < .05
   fulltime or part-time job 43 (35%) 36 (57%)  
   retired 59 (49%) 21 (33%)  
   unemployed/housewife/disabled 19 (16%) 6 (10%)  
Children living at home (yes) 16 (13%) 20 (32%) < .01
Marital status    .99
   married/living together 75 (62%) 39 (62%)  
   single or other 46 (38%) 24 (38%)  
Education level    .24
   elementary/lower secondary 21 (17%) 6 (9%)  
   higher secondary/lower vocational 46 (38%) 22 (35%)  
   higher vocational/academic 54 (45%) 35 (56%)  
Income    .32
   < modal 33 (27%) 18 (29%)  
   modal (± 1650 euro per month) 35 (29%) 12 (19%)  
   > modal 53 (44%) 33 (52%)  
Alcohol (daily users) 75 (62%) 35 (56%) .4
Smoking (yes) 23 (19%) 12 (19%) .99
Type of house    .06
   flat or apartment 77 (64%) 30 (48%)  
   semi-detached or terraced house 44 (36%) 33 (52%)  
Access to garden at home (yes) 60 (49%) 40 (64%) .06
Living environment    .76
   urban 78 (65%) 44 (70%)  
   peri-urban 38 (31%) 17 (27%)  
   rural 5 (4%) 2 (3%)  
Stressful life event in past year (yes) 75 (62%) 34 (54%) .29
Physical activity in winter (days per week) 4.5 (SD 2.0) 4.3 (SD 2.1) .49