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Table 3 Odds of excellent overall health and quality of life by sitting time and physical activity (N =194,545)

From: Active lifestyles related to excellent self-rated health and quality of life: cross sectional findings from 194,545 participants in The 45 and Up Study

  Excellent health
  Adjusted ORa(95% CI) Adjusted ORb(95% CI) Adjusted ORc(95% CI)
Sitting time (hrs/day)    
≥8† 1.00 1.00 1.00
6 to <8 0.90 (0.87—0.94) 1.05 (1.01—1.09) 1.04 (0.99—1.08)
4 to <6 0.90 (0.87—0.93) 1.10 (1.06—1.14) 1.05 (1.01—1.09)
0 to <4 1.09 (1.05—1.13) 1.26 (1.21—1.30) 1.13 (1.09—1.18)
Physical activity (mins/week)    
0† 1.00 1.00 1.00
1 to 149 1.61 (1.44—1.78) 1.28 (1.15—1.42) 1.10 (0.98—1.23)
150 to 299 2.53 (2.28—2.81) 1.73 (1.56—1.92) 1.37 (1.23—1.53)
300 to 539 3.47 (3.14—3.84) 2.28 (2.06—2.53) 1.69 (1.51—1.88)
≥540 4.51 (4.08—4.98) 3.20 (2.89—3.54) 2.22 (2.00—2.47)
Excellent quality of life
  Adjusted OR a (95% CI) Adjusted OR b (95% CI) Adjusted OR c (95% CI)
Sitting time (hrs/day)    
≥8† 1.00 1.00 1.00
6 to <8 0.95 (0.92—0.98) 1.09 (1.05—1.12) 1.08 (1.04—1.11)
4 to <6 0.95 (0.93—0.98) 1.14 (1.11—1.18) 1.10 (1.07—1.14)
0 to <4 1.07 (1.04—1.10) 1.23 (1.19—1.27) 1.13 (1.10—1.17)
Physical activity (mins/week)    
0† 1.00 1.00 1.00
1 to 149 1.75 (1.61—1.90) 1.44 (1.33—1.57) 1.29 (1.19—1.41)
150 to 299 2.65 (2.45—2.87) 1.92 (1.77—2.09) 1.62 (1.49—1.76)
300 to 539 3.35 (3.09—3.62) 2.35 (2.17—2.55) 1.86 (1.71—2.02)
≥540 4.05 (3.75—4.38) 3.06 (2.82—3.31) 2.30 (2.12—2.49)
  1. †Reference category.
  2. aModel 1. Odds for sitting time and moderate to vigorous physical activity, mutually adjusted for each other.
  3. bModel 2. Same adjustment from model 1, additional adjustment for categories of age, household income, educational qualification, smoking status, marital status, weight status, sex, and remoteness and economic advantage of residential area.
  4. cModel 3. Same adjustment from model 3, additional adjustment for categories of functional limitation and number of chronic diseases.