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Table 4 Associations of socio-demographic and health-related factors with occupational sitting/TV viewing time categories – men

From: Excessive sitting at work and at home: Correlates of occupational sitting and TV viewing time in working adults

  Low occupational sitting/ High TV viewing time (n = 256) High occupational sitting/ Low TV viewing time (n = 162) High occupational sitting/ High TV viewing time (n = 148)
Correlates RRR (95 % CI) p RRR (95 % CI) p RRR (95 % CI) p
Socio-demographic
Age 1.04 (1.01, 1.07)** 0.004 1.02 (0.99, 1.05) 0.262 1.01 (0.98, 1.04) 0.472
Educational attainment
  High school or less 1.00   1.00   1.00  
  Technical/vocational 1.06 (0.64, 1.77) 0.812 0.68 (0.36, 1.26) 0.218 0.55 (0.30, 0.99)* 0.045
  Bachelor’s degree or higher 0.58 (0.30, 1.12) 0.103 1.06 (0.54, 2.09) 0.869 0.72 (0.37, 1.41) 0.341
Child at home 1.41 (0.92, 2.16) 0.110 2.20 (1.36, 3.55)** 0.001 1.17 (0.73, 1.89) 0.519
Occupation
  Professional/managerial 1.00   1.00   1.00  
  White collar/ administrative 2.69 (1.29, 5.60)** 0.008 1.74 (0.75, 4.06) 0.198 2.31 (1.05, 5.07)* 0.037
  Blue collar 1.76 (1.08, 2.86)* 0.022 0.36 (0.18, 0.69)** 0.002 0.42 (0.23, 0.80)** 0.008
Annual gross household income
  Less than $60,000 1.00   1.00   1.00  
  $60,000-$125,000 1.12 (0.63, 1.98) 0.694 3.30 (1.17, 9.32)* 0.024 1.21 (0.57, 2.57) 0.618
  $125,000+ 1.57 (0.83, 2.98) 0.162 3.76 (1.30, 10.88)* 0.015 1.90 (0.86, 4.19) 0.114
  Don’t know/Preferred not to say 2.57 (0.76, 8.66) 0.127 2.29 (0.39, 13.58) 0.363 1.09 (0.22, 5.46) 0.916
Average weekday hours worked 0.82 (0.72, 0.94)** 0.005 1.27 (1.12, 1.45)*** p < 0.001 1.00 (0.87, 1.15) 0.991
Health-related
BMI 1.05 (1.01, 1.10)* 0.024 1.03 (0.98, 1.09) 0.252 1.05 (1.00, 1.11)*c 0.045
Leisure-time physical activity (mins/week)a 0.98 (0.97, 1.00)*c 0.022 0.98 (0.96, 1.00)* c 0.014 0.97 (0.96, 0.99)** 0.003
Energy consumption (kJ/day)b 1.01 (1.00, 1.01) 0.106 0.99 (0.99, 1.00) 0.220 1.01 (1.00, 1.01) 0.209
  1. Multinomial logistic regression model: reference group is low occupational sitting time, low TV viewing time (n = 203)
  2. Multinomial logistic regression model results presented are adjusted for all other variables included in the table
  3. RRR: Relative Risk Ratio; CI: confidence interval
  4. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001
  5. aRRR corresponds to each additional 30 min/week of leisure time physical activity
  6. bRRR corresponds to each additional 100 kJ of energy consumed per day
  7. cSignificant confidence intervals include the value of 1.00 due to rounding