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Table 3 Crude odds for factors associated with taking part in organised exercise

From: Parental factors associated with walking to school and participation in organised activities at age 5: Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study

Variable % taking part in organised activity in the exposed group % taking part in organised activity in the unexposed group Odds ratio (exposed/unexposed)
Demographics    
Male Male: 48.3% (3436/7112) Female: 55.39% (3750/6770) 0.75 (95%CI:0.7 -0.8)
Ethnic group Asian/African: 24.1% (434/1797) White: 55.9% (6752/12085) 0.25 (95%CI: 0.22-0.28)
Number in household Greater than 4: 44.6% (2234/5010) Equal or less than 4: 55.8 (4952/8872) 0.64 (95%CI:0.59-0.68)
Socio-economics    
Family income Low 31.9% (1012/3165) Medium: 45.2% (1915/4234)
High: 69.1% (3713/5371)
0.33 (95%CI: 0.3-0.36)
Academic achievement None: 26.3% (627/2381)
O'level: 48.8% (3000/6148)
A Level: 62.5% (853/1364)
Uni: 71.7% (2586/3608)
A'level: 7.9% (511/6435)
Uni: 15.9% (1022/6435)
0.33 (95% CI: 0.31-0.36)
Access to car or van Access to car: 57.3 (6147/10736) No access to car: 26.0% (453/1740) 3.8 (95%: 3.4-4.2)
Employment status Mother Employed: 61% (4831/7933) Mother unemployed: 40% (2354/5948) 2.4 (2.22-2.56)
Area    
'Good' area to raise children Excellent: 57.4% (5676/9890) Moderate: 40.5% (1208/2985)
Poor/very poor: 29.9% (293/980)
2.2 (2.1-2.4)
Area/Setting Urban: 47.2% (4269/9031) Town: 60% (527/876)
Village: 66.6% (470/706)
0.59 (95%CI: 0.5-0.68)
Perceived safety of area Very safe: 53.1% (6939/13081) Moderate-not safe: 30.8% (247/801) 2.5 (2.2-2.9)
Access to garden Have access to garden: 53.3% (95%CI: 6746/12653) No access to garden: 35.7% (435/1220) 2.06 (95%CI: 1.8-2.3)
Parents    
Primary carer >35 years of age Mother added >35: 59.2 (3977/6714) Mother less than 35 years: 44.8 (3209/7168) 1.8 (95%CI:1.7-1.9)
Health of primary carer Good: 52.3% (7046/13459) Fair/poor: 33.1% (140/423) 2.2 (95% CI: 1.8-2.7)
BMI of primary carer >25 BMI > 25: 50.3% (2417/4803) BMI less than or equal to 25: 55.4 (4009/7232) 0.81 (95%CI: 0.75-0.88)
Smokes near child Smokes: 32% (637/1993) Does not smoke: 55.1% (6543/11876) 0.38 (0.34-0.42)
Child    
BMI of child (overweight) Child overweight: 51.6% (1522/2950) Child not overweight 52.2% (5604/10742) 0.98 (95%CI: 0.9-1.1)
Bracken School Readiness Score less than 3: 32.5% (497/1531) Score 3 or more: 54.2 (6689/12351) 0.4 (95%CI: 0.36-0.46)
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire total is >7 Score more than 7: 42.5% (2940/6925) Score 7 or less: 61% (4246/6957) 0.47(95%CI: 0.44-0.5)
Walking to or from school Walks: 46.7% (3223/6906) Drives: 57.3% (3861/6740) 0.65 (95%CI: 0.6-0.7)
Plays sports (with parent) Plays sports: 57.2% (5440/9530) Does not play sports: 39.9% (1746/4379) 2.0 (95%CI: 0.88-2.2)
Plays physically active games (with parent) Plays games: 56.4% (4700/8331) Does not play games: 44.8% (2484/5546) 1.6 (95%CI: 1.5-1.7)
Go to playground Goes to playground: 53.8% (4642/8626) Does not go to playground: 48.4% (2537/5246) 1.2 (95%CI: 1.2-1.3)
More than 3 hours of TV per day Watches more than 3 hours of TV: 40.7% (851/2089) Watches less than 3 hours of TV: 53.7% (6333/11788) 0.59 (95%CI: 0.53-0.65)