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Table 2 Associations between socio-demographic and lifestyle indices, and active travel

From: Associations between active travel and adiposity in rural India and Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

  Matlab Goa Chennai Pooled
  n 738 729 640 2107
Age group ≥18 to < 25 years ref ref ref ref
≥25 to < 35 years 0.74 (0.38, 1.45) 0.58 (0.35, 0.97)* 1.60 (0.97, 2.65) 0.99 (0.72, 1.36)
≥35 to < 50 years 0.95 (0.53, 1.72) 0.76 (0.44, 1.31) 1.97 (1.14, 3.40)* 1.16 (0.85, 1.59)
50+ years 0.45 (0.26, 0.81)** 0.59 (0.31, 1.13) 1.08 (0.60, 1.96) 0.81 (0.58, 1.12)
Sex Male ref ref ref ref
Female 0.07 (0.05, 0.12)*** 0.48 (0.35, 0.68)*** 0.43 (0.31, 0.61)*** 0.25 (0.20, 0.31)***
Education No formal ref Ref ref ref
School education 0.97 (0.61, 1.54) 0.73 (0.46, 1.14) 0.74 (0.48, 1.13) 0.69 (0.54, 0.87)**
Higher education 1.52 (0.60, 3.84) 0.47 (0.20, 1.11) 1.23 (0.53, 2.88) 0.76 (0.48, 1.21)
Ever smoker No ref ref ref ref
Yes 1.70 (1.02, 2.84)* 0.73 (0.47, 1.14) 1.00 (0.67, 1.45) 1.36 (1.07, 1.72)*
Oil consumption ≤1 L/month ref ref ref ref
>1 L /month 1.43 (0.89, 2.31) 1.55 (0.76, 3.14) 0.75 (0.50, 1.11) 1.04 (0.81, 1.34)
Leisure-related physical activity <150 mins/week ref ref ref ref
≥150 mins/week 1.60 (0.40, 6.35) 1.69 (0.83, 3.44) 1.12 (0.54, 2.30) 0.96 (0.61, 1.53)
Work-related physical activity <150 mins/week ref ref ref ref
≥150 mins/week 1.31 (0.80, 2.16) 1.60 (1.13, 2.27)** 1.97 (1.33, 2.91)** 1.71 (1.35, 2.16)***
Site Matlab    ref
Goa   2.13 (1.59, 2.86)***
Chennai   1.22 (0.91, 1.63)
  1. Odds ratios for active travel (≥150 min/week) and 95 % confidence intervals are displayed
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
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