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Table 4 Association between sedentary behaviour and socio-demographic, environmental characteristics and sitting time by gender

From: Estimation of leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among school adolescents in Nepal

Characteristics Female Male
Unadjusted Adjusted p Unadjusted Adjusted p
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Age of student (in years)       
 15-17 0.93 (0.35-2.47) 0.49 (0.13-1.79) 0.282 0.99 (0.55-1.81) 0.61(0.27-1.37) 0.232
 18-20 - -   - -  
Place of residence       
 Rural 3.03 (1.23-7.44) 4.82 (1.39-16.67) 0.013 5.66 (2.88-11.13) 5.55 (2.82-13.51) <0.001
 Urban - -   - -  
Family type       
 Nuclear 0.77 (0.32-1.85) 0.65 (0.23-1.83) 0.415 0.76 (0.42-1.36) 0.66 (0.31-1.41) 0.280
 Joint/Extended - -   - -  
Economic status       
 Low 1.77 (0.47-6.72) 3.26 (0.68-15.56) 0.079 0.87 (0.44-1.72) 1.61 (0.62-4.19) 0.326
 Medium 0.65(0.29-1.47) 0.84 (0.29-2.44) 0.138 1.10 (0.52-2.35) 1.42 (0.54-3.74) 0.478
 High - -   - -  
Type of school       
 Private 1.69 (0.78-3.67) 2.37 (0.83-6.76) 0.105 4.55 (2.54-8.16) 6.41 (2.89-14.21) <0.001
 Public       
Mode of transport to school       
 Vehicles 1.68 (0.44-6.31) 0.76 (0.16-3.53) 0.729 5.69 (1.62-20.04) 5.90 (1.26-27.75) 0.025
 Cycling 0.46 (0.20-1.04) 0.14 (0.04-0.45) 0.001 1.62 (0.90-2.92) 1.10 (0.52-2.39) 0.791
 Walking - -   -   
Playground in school       
 No 4.42 (1.86-10.51) 4.53 (1.62-12.68) 0.004 5.93 (3.24-10.85) 3.66 (1.67-8.05) 0.001
 Yes - -   - -  
Extra-curricular activities       
 No 0.78 (0.33-1.83) 1.55 (0.48-5.02) 0.468 1.64 (0.77-3.47) 2.98 (1.09-8.07) 0.032
 Yes - -   - -  
Neighborhood walkability       
 No 0.36 (0.04-2.88) 0.22 (0.02-3.04) 0.259 2.45 (1.04-5.77) 1.89 (0.62-5.81) 0.263
 Yes - -   - -  
Playground/parks near home       
 No 0.45 (0.21-1.01) 0.41 (0.15-1.06) 0.066 1.82 (1.04-3.18) 1.04 (0.46-2.32) 0.931
 Yes - -   - -  
  1. Note: Adjusted for age, place of residence, family type, economic status, type of school, mode of transport to school, playground and extra-curricular activities in school, neighborhood walkability, playground/parks near home.