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Table 2 Crude odds ratios (OR) for poor self-rated physical fitness

From: Educational differences in self-rated physical fitness among Finns

Variables Women (n = 3108) Men (n = 2722)
  n Poor fitness n (%) OR 95% CI n Poor fitness n (%) OR 95% CI
Age group (years) 25–34 562 49 (8.7) 1.00 (ref) 412 25 (6.1) 1.00 (ref)
  35–44 619 74 (12.0) 1.29 1.04–1.59 509 56 (11.0) 1.28 1.01–1.64
  45–54 668 94 (14.1) 1.54 1.24–1.90 564 76 (13.5) 1.59 1.25–2.02
  55–64 649 80 (12.3) 1.73 1.39–2.13 624 99 (15.9) 1.97 1.56–2.49
  65–74 610 73 (12.0) 1.94 1.57–2.42 613 77 (12.6) 1.96 1.55–2.48
Education thirds High 1079 109 (10.1) 1.00 (ref) 973 108 (11.1) 1.00 (ref)
  Middle 1036 117 (11.3) 1.23 1.04–1.44 963 126 (13.1) 1.26 1.06–1.49
  Low 993 144 (14.5) 1.54 1.31–1.81 786 99 (12.6) 1.39 1.17–1.65
Commuting PA ≥ 30 min 520 30 (5.8) 1.00 (ref) 285 22 (7.7) 1.00 (ref)
  < 30 min 841 99 (11.8) 1.50 1.22–1.84 690 69 (10.0) 1.07 0.82–1.38
  Inactive 1747 241 (13.8) 1.97 1.63–2.37 1747 242 (13.9) 1.48 1.18–1.88
Leisure time PA High 792 9 (1.1) 1.00 (ref) 770 14 (1.8) 1.00 (ref)
  Medium 1706 158 (9.3) 4.18 3.50–4.99 1391 139 (10.0) 5.02 4.18–6.03
  Low 610 203 (33.3) 17.82 14.17–22.44 561 180 (32.1) 14.72 11.67–18.58
Occupational PA Heavy 516 52 (10.1) 1.00 (ref) 778 65 (8.4) 1.00 (ref)
  Moderate 850 78 (9.2) 0.91 0.74–1.12 553 47 (8.5) 0.99 0.80–1.20
  Light 1742 240 (13.8) 1.37 1.14–1.65 1391 221 (15.9) 1.53 1.29–1.80
Body mass index (kg/m2) < 25 1381 77 (5.6) 1.00 (ref) 806 51 (6.3) 1.00 (ref)
  25–29.9 1026 110 (10.7) 2.28 1.95–2.66 1326 136 (10.3) 1.79 1.52–2.12
  ≥ 30 701 183 (26.1) 6.00 4.99–7.20 590 146 (24.7) 4.31 3.51–5.30
Chronic diseases 1) No 1806 138 (7.6) 1.00 (ref) 1464 97 (6.6) 1.00 (ref)
  Yes 1302 232 (17.8) 2.60 2.27–2.99 1258 236 (18.8) 2.61 2.26–3.01
Smoking Never 1973 213 (10.8) 1.00 (ref) 1188 101 (8.5) 1.00 (ref)
  Former 609 77 (12.6) 1.04 0.88–1.24 876 128 (14.6) 1.61 1.37–1.90
  Daily 526 80 (15.2) 1.32 1.10–1.58 658 104 (15.8) 1.87 1.56–2.23
  1. Self-rated physical fitness categories are poor, fair, good and very good.
  2. PA = physical activity, CI = confidence interval.
  3. 1) asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis of the back or other joint or back related chronic diseases.