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Table 2 Relationships of knowledge about healthy behaviors and preventive counseling for physical activity self-reported healthy behaviors among community health workers, Brazil, 2011

From: Association of knowledge, preventive counseling and personal health behaviors on physical activity and consumption of fruits or vegetables in community health workers

  Reported consuming five portions per day of fruits or vegetables
  OR (CI95%)1 OR (CI95%)2
Correct knowledge of daily fruits and vegetables to consumption recommendation (five portions per day)   
 No 1 1
 Yes 5.0 (1.2 – 21.4) 4.5 (1.03 – 19.7)
Reported physical activity (minutes per week)   
 <150 minutes 1 1
 150 minutes or more 2.0 (1.03 – 3.7) 2.0 (1.03 – 3.7)
Leisure time physical activity reported   
 No 1 1
 Yes 2.0 (1.1 – 3.7) 2.0 (1.05 – 3.6)
Reported physical activity (minutes per week)   
 Physical inactivity (<10 minutes) 1 1
 Practice of 10 to 149 minutes 4.0 (0.5 – 32.3) 4.0 (0.5 – 33.0)
 Practice of 150 minutes or more 6.5 (0.8 – 50.6) 6.5 (0.83 – 51.2)
  Counseling on regular physical activity (at least six months) (yes)
  OR (CI95%) 1 OR (CI95%) 2
Reported physical activity (minutes per week)   
Physical inactivity (<10 minutes) 1 1
Practice of 10 to 149 minutes 3.4 (1.0 – 11.8) 3.8 (1.1 – 13.3)
Practice of 150 minutes or more 4.7 (1.4 – 15.5) 4.9 (1.5 – 16.5)
  1. OR (odds ratio); CI (confidence interval) 1Unadjusted; 2Adjusted for gender, age and education.