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Table 3 A ssociation of physical activity with socio-economic and lifestyle factors

From: Physical activity in daily life is associated with lower adiposity values than doing weekly sports in Lc65+ cohort at baseline

  Daily PA Sports weekly
  OR [95% CI] P-value OR [95% CI] P-value
MEN     
N 501   486  
Age (per 1-birth year) 1.0 [0.8-1.1] 0.623 1.0 [0.9-1.1] 0.865
Living alone (0/1) 0.5 [0.3-0.9] 0.013 0.7 [0.4-1.1] 0.094
Financial difficulties (0/1) 0.4 [0.3-0.7] 0.001 0.5 [0.3-0.8] 0.002
Symptoms of depression (0/1) 0.8 [0.4-1.3] 0.367 0.9 [0.5-1.4] 0.635
Education     
 Basic compulsory 1 (ref)   1 (ref)  
 Apprenticeship 1.1 [0.6-2.1] 0.780 1.0 [0.6-1.7] 0.991
 High school or more 1.6 [0.8-3.1] 0.150 1.4 [0.8-2.4] 0.265
Current smoking (0/1) 0.6 [0.4-1.1] 0.090 0.4 [0.3-0.7] <0.001
WOMEN     
N 713   677  
Age (per 1-birth year) 1.1 [0.9-1.2] 0.373 1.1 [1.0-1.2] 0.131
Living alone (0/1) 0.8 [0.6-1.1] 0.234 1.0 [0.7-1.4] 0.978
Financial difficulties (0/1) 0.6 [0.4-0.9] 0.008 0.6 [0.4-0.8] 0.002
Symptoms of depression (0/1) 0.6 [0.4-0.9] 0.017 1.0 [0.7-1.4] 0.933
Education     
 Basic compulsory 1 (ref)   1 (ref)  
 Apprenticeship 1.2 [0.8-1.8] 0.386 1.2 [0.8-1.7] 0.473
 High school or more 1.7 [1.1-2.7] 0.018 1.7 [1.1-2.6] 0.010
Current smoking (0/1) 0.8 [0.6-1.3] 0.458 0.4 [0.3-0.7] <0.001
ALL     
N 1214   1163  
Age (per 1-birth year) 1.0 [0.9-1.1] 0.675 1.0 [1.0-1.1] 0.290
Male sex 1.3 [0.5-3.2] 0.588 1.5 [0.7-3.3] 0.331
Living alone (0/1) 0.8 [0.6-1.2] 0.289 1.0 [0.7-1.4] 0.985
Financial difficulties (0/1) 0.5 [0.4-0.7] <0.001 0.5 [0.4-0.7] <0.001
Symptoms of depression (0/1) 0.6 [0.4-0.9] 0.023 1.0 [0.7-1.4] 0.954
Education     
 Basic compulsory 1 (ref)   1 (ref)  
 Apprenticeship 1.2 [0.8-1.7] 0.414 1.1 [0.8-1.6] 0.443
 High school or more 1.7 [1.1-2.7] 0.021 1.7 [1.1-2.6] 0.009
Current smoking (0/1) 0.8 [0.5-1.1] 0.102 0.4 [0.3-0.6] <0.001
Living alone*male sex 0.6 [0.3-1.1] 0.115 0.7 [0.4-1.2] 0.151
Depressive symptoms*male sex 1.1 [0.6-2.2] 0.687 0.9 [0.5-1.6] 0.691
Education*male sex 1.0 [0.7-1.5] 0.951 0.9 [0.6-1.3] 0.528
  1. Daily physical activity (PA, 0/1):1) Often walking and using stairs, carrying light loads, and important physical activity, carries heavy loads; 0) sitting or lying most of the time, or often walking, but avoiding stairs and loads. Sports weekly (0/1): Sports frequency <1×/week (0), versus ≥1×/week (1). Multivariate logistic regression analysis.
  2. Financial difficulties were considered if any of the following criteria was fulfilled: 1) current income clearly lower than others, 2) sometimes difficulty to make ends meet, 3) subsidy for health insurance, or 4) complementary subsidy (from old age insurance).
  3. Participants who had stopped smoking before less than one year are considered current smokers in the analyses.
  4. *Interaction.