Table 8. Regression coefficients (r) and P values for recreational visits to waterways, Douglas region.

 

Independent variables
Four Mile Beach
Dickson Inlet
Mossman River
Saltwater Creek
Daintree River
Northern Beaches
Reef

r
P
r
P
r
P
r
P
r
P
r
P
r
P
Distance from waterway
-0.560
0.000
-0.230
0.001
-0.450
0.000
-0.530
0.000
-1.000
0.000
-0.310
0.000
 
 
Minimum distance from waterway
 
 

 

 

 
0.160
0.014
-0.280
0.001

 
Visits to Four Mile Beach
 
 
0.510
0.000

 

 
0.117
0.004

 

 
Visits to Dickson Inlet
0.430
0.000

 

 
0.210
0.000

 

 
0.320
0.000
Visits to Mossman River
 
 

 

 
0.440
0.000
0.370
0.000
0.115
0.077

 
Visits to Saltwater Creek
-0.080
0.090
0.140
0.004
0.400
0.000

 

 
0.170
0.005

 
Visits to Daintree River
0.130
0.017

 
0.240
0.000
0.180
0.000

 
0.270
0.000

 
Visits to Northern beaches
 
 

 
0.100
0.008

 

 

 
0.130
0.001
Visits to reef
 
 
0.350
0.000

 

 

 

 

 
Overall waterway condition
 
 
-0.170
0.030

 
-0.170
0.094

 

 
0.110
0.070
Water quality
-0.090
0.055

 

 
0.110
0.017

 
0.080
0.060

 
Vegetation
 
 
0.060
0.080

 

 
-0.080
0.006

 

 
Diversity
0.100
0.005

 

 

 

 

 

 
Mental health limitations
-0.210
0.016

 

 

 

 

 

 
Physical health limitations
0.240
0.002

 

 

 

 

 

 
Age
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
-0.020
0.000
Education
0.090
0.041

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sex
 
 
 
 
0.300
0.002
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.310
0.004
F (df)
35.2 (10, 313)
60.1 (6,325)
70.6 (5,392)
29.7 (7,295)
41.8 (5,348)
19.9 (6,342)
27.6 (5,373)
R2
0.53
0.53
0.47
0.41
0.38
0.26
0.27
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