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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratio (AOR) and 95% CI for high academic achievement in relation to physical activity in girls and boys

From: Association of lifestyle habits and academic achievement in Norwegian adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  GIRLS BOYS
  Low academic achievementan% High academic achievementan (%) AOR b(95% CI) Low academic achievementan (%) High academic achievementan (%) AOR b(95% CI)
High leisure time physical activity c 89 (27) 268 (36) 1.51 (1.10-2.08)* 162 (41) 303 (50) 1.39 (1.05-1.85)*
Active commuting to school d 83 (25) 253 (34) 1.51 (1.10-2.08)* 95 (24) 212 (35) 1.72 (1.26-2.35)*
  1. aA mean school grade between 0 and 3 was characterized as low, whereas a mean school grade between 4 and 6 was characterized as high.
  2. bAdjusted for BMI and maternal and paternal education.
  3. cFive hours or more of leisure time physical activity per week.
  4. dActive commuting (biking, walking, etc.) to school.
  5. *p < 0.05.