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Table 2 Association of binary participation variables with health indicators: odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals for active vs. inactive adolescents (reference category)

From: When children play, they feel better: organized activity participation and health in adolescents

  High life satisfaction (Q1) Infrequently feeling low (< once a week) Infrequently irritated/bad tempered (< once a week) Infrequently feeling nervous (< once a week) Infrequent sleeping difficulties (< once a week) Excellent self-rated health (excellent)
Model 1 (univariable)
≥1 activity vs. inactive 1.51*** (1.35–1.70) 1.33*** (1.17–1.51) 1.12* (1.00–1.25) 1.12* (1.00–1.24) 1.03 (0.91–1.16) 1.94*** (1.70–2.21)
Model 2 (adjusted for age and gender)
≥1 activity vs. inactive 1.35*** (1.20–1.52) 1.20** (1.06–1.37) 1.08 (0.96–1.20) 1.09 (0.97–1.21) 1.01 (0.90–1.14) 1.93*** (1.69–2.20)
  1. Q1 top quartile
  2. * p < 0.05
  3. ** p < 0.01
  4. *** p < 0.001