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Table 4 Associations of demographic, health behaviours and work characteristics with occupational sitting categories of low, moderate and high occupational sitting (low occupational sitting used as reference category)

From: Work engagement and its association with occupational sitting time: results from the Stormont study

  Sitting time at work for men Sitting time at work for women
  Moderate sitting High sitting Moderate sitting High sitting
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age  
18-29 years Reference Reference Reference Reference
30-39 years 1.04 (0.63 to 1.70) 0.84 (0.52 to 1.34) 1.02 (0.68 to 1.51) 0.90 (0.61 to 1.23)
40-49 years 0.83 (0.52 to 1.34) 0.51 (0.33 to 0.82) 0.61 (0.42 to 0.90) 0.51 (0.35 to 0.74)
50-59 years 0.78 (0.48 to 1.24) 0.45 (0.29 to 0.72) 0.81 (0.55 to 1.20) 0.70 (0.48 to 1.03)
60-70 years 0.77 (0.41 to 1.42) 0.46 (0.24 to 0.84) 1.02 (0.50 to 2.09) 0.45 (0.24 to 1.19)
BMI  
Normal weight Reference Reference Reference Reference
Overweight 0.98 (0.76 to 1.27) 1.05 (0.80 to 1.37) 0.85 (0.68 to 1.07) 1.08 (0.86 to 1.35)
Obese 1.19 (0.88 to 1.63) 1.27 (0.92 to 1.75) 1.18 (0.91 to 1.52) 1.27 (0.98 to 1.66)
Meets PA guidelines 0.78 (0.61 to 1.00) 0.64 (0.49 to 0.84) 0.84 (0.65 to 1.09) 0.82 (0.63 to 1.07)
Smoking (yes) 0.96 (0.71 to 1.33) 0.67 (0.48 to 1.09) 0.97 (0.71 to 1.32) 0.97 (0.72 to 1.33)
Married/cohabiting (yes) 1.19 (0.89 to 1.60) 1.22 (0.91 to 1.64) 0.91 (0.72 to 1.12) 0.98 (0.76 to 1.24
Dependents (yes) 0.87 (0.67 to 1.14) 0.72 (0.55 to 0.94) 0.59 (0.47 to 0.76) 0.48 (0.38 to 0.61)
Education
Up to school certificate Reference Reference Reference Reference
(eg GCSE)
A level 0.98 (0.67 to 1.38) 1.70 (0.16 to 17.71) 1.19 (0.39 to 3.66) 3.13 (0.76 to 12.82)
Degree level 1.19 (0.79 to 1.80) 2.20 (0.21 to 23.08) 1.12 (0.36 to 3.45) 2.99 (0.73 to 12.30)
Higher degree (e.g. MSc, PhD) 1.34 (0.86 to 2.01) 2.20 (0.21 to 22.92) 1.08 (0.34 to 3.25) 2.57 (0.62 to 10.76)
Job grade
≥Senior Civil Servant /Principal Reference Reference Reference Reference
Deputy Principal 1.09 (0.71 to 1.17) 0.85 (0.54 to 1.33) 1.16 (0.73 to 1.87) 1.44 (0.86 to 2.35)
Staff Officer 0.95 (0.62 to 1.15) 0.88 (0.57 to 1.36) 0.91 (0.58 to 1.43) 1.36 (0.86 to 2.17)
Executive Officer 0.51 (0.33 to 0.78) 0.47 (0.30 to 0.71) 0.67 (0.44 to 1.01) 0.71 (0.46 to 1.10)
Administrative 0.59 (0.36 to 0.98) 0.43 (0.26 to 0.72) 0.78 (0.50 to 1.21) 0.86 (0.56 to 1.37)
Other 0.07 (0.02 to 0.24) 0.18 (0.08 to 0.42) 0.15 (0.04 to 0.56) 0.63 (0.26 to 1.52)
Working full time 0.87 (0.51 to 1.50) 0.59 (0.32 to 1.10) 0.66 (0.52 to 8.38) 0.52 (0.41 to 0.67)
  1. Statistical analysis: Logistic regression models with odds ratio (OR) and their 95% confidence interval. Results in bold indicate a significant finding. Data for reference category ‘low occupational sitting’ is not shown. PA = physical activity; working full time = 37.5 hours or more; reference category is ‘working part-time which is less than 37.5 hours’. Reference categories for physical activity is ‘not meeting guidelines of at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on ≥5 days’; reference category for smoking is ‘not smoking’; reference category for married/cohabiting is ‘being single’, and reference category for dependents is ‘not having any dependents’.