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Table 4 Multivariate regression model for sedentary behavior (mins/wk)

From: Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates

  Coefficient SE 95% CI P
Individual characteristics     
Age 29.3 26.4 -23, 81 0.267
BMI 6.3 12 -17, 30 0.600
Sex     
 Boy (ref) 0    
 Girl -117 76.5 -267, 34 0.129
Pubertal status     
 Pre-pubertal (ref) 0    
 Mid-pubertal 304 102 103, 505 0.003
 Post-pubertal 732 257 226, 1238 0.005
Maternal characteristics     
Age 4.6 5.2 -6, 15 0.371
Nationality     
 South African (ref) 0    
 Mozambican 63.8 101.5 -136, 264 0.530
Education     
 Pre-school (ref) 0    
 Primary school -30 113.4 -254, 193 0.790
 Secondary school 265.6 134.7 0.17, 531 0.050
Household characteristics     
Sex     
 Male 0    
 Female -155.5 80.5 -314, 3 0.055
Education     
 Pre-school (ref) 0    
 Primary school 125.7 95 -61, 313 0.187
 Secondary school 185.2 112.1 -36, 406 0.100
Food security     
 Yes (ref) 0    
 No 34 95.2 -154, 222 0.722
SES (wealth index tertile)     
 Lowest (ref) 0    
 Medium -195 93.4 -379, -11 0.038
 Highest -96 98.6 -290, 99 0.332
Community characteristics     
Area of residence     
 Predominantly South African (ref) 0    
 Predominantly Mozambican 98.6 150 -198, 395 0.512
  1. SE, standard error; R2 = 0.1992; Adjusted R2 = 0.1391.