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Table 3 Age adjusted associations of education and poor self-rated physical fitness among women and men

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

  Education thirds
  Women Men
  High Middle Low High Middle Low
Models and adjustments OR OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR OR (95% CI) OR (95%CI)
Model 1: Age 1.00 1.23 (1.05–1.45) 1.57 (1.33–1.84) 1.00 1.26 (1.07–1.48) 1.42 (1.19–1.69)
Model 2: Physical activity (PA)           
2a) Commuting PA (CPA) 1.00 1.21 (1.03–1.43) 1.56 (1.32–1.83) 1.00 1.23 (1.04–1.46) 1.38 (1.16–1.65)
2b) Leisure-time PA (LTPA) 1.00 1.21 (1.02–1.43) 1.37 (1.16–1.62) 1.00 1.01 (0.85–1.19) 0.99 (0.83–1.19)
2c) Occupational PA (OPA) 1.00 1.25 (1.07–1.47) 1.62 (1.37–1.91) 1.00 1.36 (1.15–1.61) 1.57 (1.31–1.89)
2d) CPA + LTPA + OPA 1.00 1.21 (1.02–1.43) 1.39 (1.17–1.65) 1.00 1.08 (0.90–1.28) 1.10 (0.90–1.33)
Model 3: Health & lifestyle           
3a) Body Mass Index (BMI) 1.00 1.18 (1.00–1.39) 1.36 (1.15–1.60) 1.00 1.13 (0.95–1.34) 1.29 (1.08–1.54)
3b) Chronic diseases 1 1.00 1.18 (1.01–1.39) 1.48 (1.25–1.74) 1.00 1.21 (1.30–1.43) 1.34 (1.12–1.60)
3c) Smoking 1.00 1.22 (1.04–1.43) 1.50 (1.27–1.77) 1.00 1.20 (1.01–1.42) 1.28 (1.08–1.53)
3d) BMI + Chronic diseases + Smoking 1.00 1.13 (0.96–1.33) 1.25 (1.05–1.48) 1.00 1.06 (0.90–1.26) 1.14 (0.95–1.36)
Model 4: Physical activity + Health & Lifestyle (CPA + LTPA + OPA + BMI + Chronic diseases + Smoking) 1.00 1.13 (0.95–1.34) 1.17 (1.00–1.42) 1.00 0.97 (0.81–1.16) 0.97 (0.78–1.18)
  1. OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval.
  2. 1) asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis or other joint or back related chronic diseases.