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Table 4 Variables associated with regular counseling for physical activity among health professionals, Brazil, 2011

From: Physical activity counseling in primary health care in Brazil: a national study on prevalence and associated factors

Variables All Physicians Nurses
  OR (CI95%)* OR (CI95%)** OR (CI95%)* OR (CI95%)*** OR (CI95%)* OR (CI95%)***
Performs physical activity assessment*       
No 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yes 2.35 (1.61-3.44) 2.15 (1.41-3.29) 1.68 (0.76-3.73) 2.57 (1.05-6.26) 2.32 (1.48-3.62) 2.14 (1.31-3.49)
Thinks the lack of time is a barrier for physical activity counseling*       
No 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yes 0.62 (0.42-0.93) 0.62 (0.40-0.98) 0.66 (0.30-1.44) 0.71 (0.30-1.66) 0.65 (0.41-1.04) 0.60 (0.35-1.02)
Feels prepared to advise patients on physical activity*       
Unprepared 1 1 1 1 1 1
Well prepared 2.00 (1.38-2.91) 2.36 (1.51-3.70) 1.11 (0.49-2.54) 1.68 (0.67-4.16) 1.89 (1.20-2.96) 2.62 (1.54-4.44)
The health care unit has physical activity program for patients*       
No 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yes 1.94 (1.31-2.89) 2.08 (1.34-3.23) 1.31 (0.61-2.80) 1.53 (0.68-3.44) 2.11 (1.31-3.40) 2.46 (1.45-4.20)
  1. *Unadjusted analysis; **Adjusted for sex, age, health professional (Physicians or Nurses), working time at the unit health care and numbers of patients attended weekly; ***Adjusted for sex, age, working time at the unit health care and numbers of patients attended weekly.