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Table 3 Associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity (mean of daily values) with perceived health status. Legend: Logistic regression analysis adjusted for gender and school grade (Model 1),for gender, school grade and body mass index (Model 2) and for gender, school grade, body mass index and health-related symptoms (Model 3) predicting excellent perceived health status

From: Objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity of Finnish 7- to 14-year-old children– associations with perceived health status: a cross-sectional study

A Model 1    Model 2    Model 3   
  OR 95 % CI p-value OR 95 % CI p-value OR 95 % CI p-value
SB (h/day) 0.71 0.62-0.82 <0.001 0.76 0.66-0.88 <0.001 0.77 0.66-0.89 <0.001
Standing still (h/day) 1.42 0.94-2.16 0.100 1.46 0.93-2.32 0.103 1.48 0.93-2.37 0.099
Light PA (h/day) 1.88 1.27-2.77 0.002 1.70 1.11-2.61 0.016 1.69 1.08-2.65 0.021
MVPA (min per day/10) 1.08 1.03-1.13 0.001 1.05 1.00-1.11 0.043 1.05 1.00-1.11 0.061
Breaks in SB (number/day) 1.03 1.01-1.04 <0.001 1.01 1.00-1.03 0.086 1.01 0.99-1.03 0.190
Steps per day/1000 steps 1.10 1.05-1.16 <0.001 1.09 1.03-1.15 0.003 1.08 1.02-1.15 0.005
B Model 1    Model 2    Model 3   
  OR 95 % CI p-value OR 95 % CI p-value OR 95 % CI p-value
SB (h/day) 0.78 0.67-0.91 0.002 0.79 0.67-0.93 0.005 0.78 0.67-0.91 0.002
Steps per day/1000 steps 1.05 1.00-1.11 0.051 1.14 1.03-1.27 0.013 1.06 1.00-1.12 0.043
Breaks in SB (number/day) 1.02 1.00-1.03 0.061       
MVPA (min per day/10)     0.92 0.84-1.02 0.100    
  1. CI Confidence interval
  2. MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
  3. OR odds ratio
  4. PA physical activity
  5. SB sedentary behavior
  6. A = indicators of sedentary behavior and physical activity analyzed separately
  7. B = statistically significant (p < 0.05) predictors included into the same model using backwards elimination method with likelihood ratio criteria