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Table 6 Logistic regression models predicting low active play, high screen time, or both behaviors

From: Active play and screen time in US children aged 4 to 11 years in relation to sociodemographic and weight status characteristics: a nationally representative cross-sectional analysis

  Parameter estimate SE P value Chi-square Odds ratio 95% Wald Confidence Limits
Low active play§
Age (years) 0.128 0.029 <0.0001 1.14 1.07 – 1.20
Female † 0.547 0.103 <0.0001 1.73 1.41 – 2.12
Non-Hispanic black * 0.179 0.128 0.162 1.20 0.93 – 1.54
Mexican American * 0.472 0.127 0.0002 1.60 1.25 – 2.06
Other race/ethnicity* 0.412 0.217 0.057 1.51 0.99 – 2.31
Obese ** 0.218 0.132 0.099 1.24 0.96 – 1.61
Poverty to income ratio 0.136 0.042 0.001 1.15 1.06 – 1.25
Born outside US‡ -0.307 0.263 0.243 0.74 0.45 – 1.23
High screen time §§
Age (years) 0.104 0.022 <0.0001 1.11 1.06 – 1.16
Female † -0.265 0.098 0.007 0.77 0.63 – 0.93
Non-Hispanic black * 0.694 0.124 <0.0001 2.00 1.57 – 2.55
Mexican American * -0.130 0.121 0.283 0.88 0.69 – 1.11
Other race/ethnicity* 0.134 0.167 0.421 1.14 0.83 – 1.59
Obese ** 0.226 0.160 0.158 1.25 0.92 – 1.71
Poverty to income ratio -0.010 0.040 0.811 0.99 0.92 – 1.07
Born outside US‡ -0.682 0.221 0.002 0.51 0.33 – 0.78
Both low active play & high screen time
Age (years) 0.144 0.033 <0.0001 1.16 1.08 – 1.23
Female † 0.283 0.105 0.007 1.33 1.08 – 1.63
Non-Hispanic black + 0.358 0.137 0.009 1.43 1.09 – 1.87
Mexican American + 0.223 0.139 0.109 1.25 0.95 – 1.64
Other race/ethnicity+ 0.517 0.233 0.026 1.68 1.06 – 2.65
Obese ** 0.330 0.166 0.047 1.39 1.01 – 1.93
Poverty to income ratio 0.071 0.045 0.115 1.07 0.98 – 1.17
Born outside US‡ -0.592 0.236 0.012 0.55 0.35 – 0.88
  1. Abbreviations: SE, Standard error.
  2. *Estimates account for complex sample design and are weighted to be representative of US children age 4 to 11 years.
  3. § Low active play defined as reported to play or exercise hard enough to sweat or breathe hard less than 7 times per week.
  4. §§ High screen time defined as >2 hours per day. Screen time includes time spent watching television or videos, and using computers or computer-games.
  5. † Compared to male
  6. + Compared to non-Hispanic white
  7. ** BMI ≥95th percentile for age and gender compared to BMI < 95th percentile for age and gender
  8. ‡ Born outside US compared to born in the US