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Table 4 Adjusted associations between health behaviors and self-perceived health, and positive intention and actual participation during follow-up

From: Barriers and facilitators for participation in health promotion programs among employees: a six-month follow-up study

  Positive intention (n = 195) Actual participation during follow-up (n = 83)
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Health behaviors and health   
Body mass index   
  Overweight 1.00 (0.69-1.45) 1.21 (0.72-2.04)
  Obesity 1.37 (0.80-2.33) 1.77 (0.89-3.58)
Insufficient moderate physical activity 0.87 (0.63-1.22) 1.56 (0.97-2.50)
Insufficient vigorous physical activity 0.72 (0.49-1.04) 0.71 (0.43-1.19)
Insufficient fruit and vegetable intake 0.71 (0.50-1.00) 1.16 (0.71-1.90)
Smoking 0.85 (0.55-1.31) 0.60 (0.30-1.18)
Less than good self-perceived health 2.36 (1.15-4.82)* 1.38 (0.51-3.71)
  1. Positive intention: employees with a positive intention towards participating in a WHPP.
  2. Actual participation during follow-up: employees who participated in a HPP during the six-month follow-up period.
  3. Adjusted for age, gender, educational level, and organization.
  4. *statistically significant at p <0.05.