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Table 3 Logistic regression predicting obesity, diabetes and hypertension from sitting time and other covariates among a cohort of Mexican origin adults (Final model N=10,688) a

From: Sitting time and health outcomes among Mexican origin adults: obesity as a mediator

  Obesityb OR (95% CI) Diabetes OR (95% CI) Hypertension OR (95% CI) High cholesterol OR (95% CI)
Constant 0.34**   0.01**   0.00**   .011**  
Demographics (1.06, 1.07)
Age 1.01** (1.01, 1.01) 1.07** (1.06, 1.07) 1.08** (1.08, 1.09) 1.07**
Female 1.18** (1.06, 1.33) 0.94 (0.79, 1.12) 1.12 (0.95, 1.32) 0.90 (0.77, 1.05)
Educational attainment 0.96 (0.88, 1.04) 1.01 (0.89, 1.16) 1.05 (0.93, 1.18) 0.98 (0.87, 1.09)
Proportion of life in U.S. 1.89** (1.66, 2.15) 1.11* (1.02, 1.21) 1.18** (1.05, 1.33) 1.02 (0.93, 1.13)
Currently Employed 0.99 (0.90, 1.07) 0.80** (0.70, 0.93) 0.85* (0.75, 0.97) 1.11 (0.99, 1.26)
Hours of sleep 0.94** (0.91, 0.97) 0.97 (0.92, 1.02) 0.96 (0.92, 1.01) 0.99 (0.94, 1.03)
Family history (yes vs no)   N/A 2.59** (2.28, 2.96) 1.70** (1.50, 1.92) 1.95** (1.67, 2.28)
Physical Activity (0.73, 1.06)
Strenuous hrs/day PA 0.82** (0.73, 0.93) 0.70** (0.55, 0.89) 0.91 (0.75, 1.11) 0.88
Moderate hrs/ day PA 0.83** (0.74, 0.92) 0.99 (0.83, 1.18) 0.85* (0.72, 0.98) 1.18* (1.03, 1.37)
Light hrs/ day PA 1.03 (0.96, 1.11) 0.90 (0.81, 1.01) 1.01 (0.90, 1.10) 1.04 (0.94, 1.14)
Sitting time  
1-2 hours sitting/day 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00
2-4 hours sitting/day 1.21** (1.10, 1.34) 1.04 (0.89, 1.23) 1.06 (0.92, 1.23) 1.07 (0.93, 1.23)
> 4 hours sitting/day 1.55** (1.39, 1.73) 1.29** (1.01, 1.52) 1.17* (1.01, 1.37) 1.07 (0.93, 1.24)
  1. *= coefficient significant on p≤.05, **=coefficient significant on p≤.01. a Models are multivariate logistic regression analyses controlling for participants age, sex, educational attainment, proportion of life lived in the U.S., employment status, hours of sleep, family disease history and strenuous, moderate and light physical activity. b Obesity was defined as having a Body Mass Index over 30 kg/m2 or not.