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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the walking school bus programs

From: Implementation contextual factors related to community-based active travel to school interventions: a mixed methods interview study

  Low-sustainability programs
N=9
High-sustainability programs
N=11
Region, N (%)   
 Northeast 0 (0%) 2 (18%)
 Midwest 4 (44%) 5 (46%)
 West 3 (33%) 1 (9%)
 Southwest 0 (0%) 1 (9%)
 Southeast 2 (22%) 2 (18%)
Coordinator, N (%)   
 Parent 2 (22%) 2 (18%)
 School staff 5 (56%) 5 (46%)
 External organization 2 (22%) 4 (36%)
External funding, N (%)   
 Yes 4 (44%) 6 (55%)
 No 5 (56%) 5 (45%)
Free or reduced price lunch eligibility, mean (SD) 45% (28%) 55% (33%)
Number of student participants, mean (SD) 28.56 (18.32) 63.64 (120.29)
Number of trips per week, mean (SD) 3.22 (3.49) 3.73 (2.83)
Number of route leaders, mean (SD) 3.11 (3.44) 7.91 (6.35)