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Table 3 Adjusteda association between drinking behavior, tobacco use and physical activity (n = 9,757), generated via multinomial logistic regression

From: Understanding young adult physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use in community colleges and 4-year post-secondary institutions: A cross-sectional analysis of epidemiological surveillance data

  Independent variable
Dependent variable Moderate Physical Activity: ≥ 2.5 hours/week Vigorous Physical Activity: ≥ 2.5 hours/week Strengthening Physical Activity: ≥ 2.5 hours/week
Drinking behavior b    
Abstainers 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Light (no binge) 1.13 (0.96, 1.33) 1.15 (0.98, 1.36) 1.11 (0.87, 1.42)
Heavy/Binge 1.29 (1.12, 1.49) 1.44 (1.19, 1.75) 1.39 (1.14, 1.71)
Weekday smoking c    
None 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Light 1.13 (1.00, 1.28) 0.86 (0.75, 0.98) 0.98 (0.80, 1.21)
Heavy 0.95 (0.76, 1.19) 0.58 (0.40, 0.85) 0.68 (0.48, 0.96)
Weekend smoking c    
None 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Light 1.10 (0.95, 1.27) 0.87 (0.74, 1.04) 1.04 (0.85, 1.27)
Heavy 1.06 (0.86, 1.29) 0.63 (0.48, 0.83) 0.67 (0.49, 0.92)
  1. a Adjusted for school type (2-year vs. 4-year), gender, age, race (white vs. non-white), residence type and employment status; Adjusted for school-based clustering
  2. b Abstain: reported not drinking alcohol; Light (no binge): ≤ 2 drinks/day for males and ≤ 1 drink/day for females; Heavy or binge: ≥ 3 drinks/day for males and ≥ 2 drinks/day for females and ≥ 1 binge drinking episode over the last two weeks
  3. c Nonsmoker: reported not smoking cigarettes; Light: ≤ 10 cigarettes/day; Heavy: ≥ 11 cigarettes/day