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Table 2 Correlates of the lowest vs. highest tertile of physical activity

From: Prevalence and correlates of leisure-time physical activity among Nigerians

Characteristics N Univariate   Multivariate
   PR (95% CI) p-value PR (95% CI) p-value
Age categories (years)    0.03   0.64
 - <30 85 1.00   1.00  
 - 30 – 39 195 0.70 (0.57, 0.86)   0.86 (0.68, 1.08)  
 - 40 – 49 270 0.70 (0.58, 0.85)   0.87 (0.69, 1.11)  
 - ≥ 50 136 0.78 (0.63, 0.96)   0.92 (0.72, 1.17)  
Marital status    0.0001   0.03
 - Not married 156 1.00   1.00  
 - Married 530 0.73 (0.63, 0.85)   0.81 (0.67, 0.97)  
Religion    <.0001   0.0002
 - Christianity 533 1.00    
 - Islam 153 0.65 (0.52, 0.81)   0.68 (0.54, 0.85)  
Socio-economic status    0.14   0.23
 - Low 268 1.00   1.00  
 - Middle 273 0.97 (0.83, 1.13)   1.00 (0.86, 1.17)  
 - High 145 0.82 (0.66, 1.01)   0.85 (0.70, 1.05)  
Sex    0.49   
 - Male 441 1.00    
 - Female 243 0.95 (0.81, 1.11)    
Body-mass index (kg/m 2 )    0.26   
 - Normal weight 242 1.00    
 - Overweight 271 0.93 (0.79, 1.10)    
 - Obese 173 0.90 (0.74, 1.09)    
Occupation    0.32   
 - Skilled manual 272 1.00    
 - Self-employed 18 0.94 (0.58, 1.51)    
 - Unskilled manual 51 0.74 (0.51, 1.05)    
 - Professional/executive 345 0.97 (0.83, 1.13)    
Alcohol    0.48   
 - None 432 1.00    
 - 1 unit/day 83 1.09 (0.90, 1.31)    
 - 2–5 units/day 146 1.16 (0.75, 1.80)    
 - 5+ units/day 19 2.20 (1.99, 2.44)    
  1. PR = Prevalence ratio; CI = Confidence interval.