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Table 3 Regression coefficients and 95 % confidence intervals of significant associations between socio-demographic, health and behavioral variables (independent variables) and sedentary time on non-school-/non-work days (dependent variable)

From: Correlates of sedentary time in different age groups: results from a large cross sectional Dutch survey

Age b 95 % CI
4–11 yearsa
 Age 0.24 [0.18; 0.29]**
 Overweight c 0.36 [0.06; 0.66]*
 Meeting the MVPA guideline d −0.45 [−0.72;−0.19]**
 Meeting the VPA guideline e −0.35 [−0.59;−0.11]**
12–17 yearsa
 Age 0.31 [0.14; 0.47]**
 Meeting the VPA guideline −0.66 [−1.14;−0.09]*
18–29 yearsb
 Gender f −0.41 [−0.74;−0.06]*
 Age −0.09 [−0.15;−0.03]**
 Sedentary work g 0.50 [0.13; 0.87]**
30–49 yearsb
 Gender −0.45 [−0.71;−0.19]**
 Overweight 0.39 [0.18; 0.60]**
Urbanity h
 Slightly urban −0.29 [−0.68; 0.10]
 Moderately urban 0.01 [−0.37; 0.40]
 Highly urban 0.40 [0.03; 0.76]*
 Very highly urban 0.38 [−0.03; 0.78]**
 Chronic disease i 0.62 [0.36; 0.88]**
 Sedentary work 0.97 [0.74; 1.20]**
 Meeting the MVPA guideline −0.37 [−0.60;−0.15]**
 Sports participation j −0.38 [−0.61;−0.16]**
50–64 yearsb
 Gender −0.59 [−0.98;−0.20]**
Urbanity
 Slightly urban 0.36 [−0.25; 0.97]
 Moderately urban 0.37 [−0.23; 0.96]
 Highly urban 0.32 [−0.26; 0.89]]
 Very highly urban 0.70 [0.06; 1.33]*
 Chronic disease 0.60 [0.20; 0.96]***
Educational level breadwinner k
 Middle educational level 0.11 [−0.33; 0.55]
 High educational level 0.50 [0.05; 0.95*]
 Sedentary work 0.81 [0.45; 1.17]**
 Working hours/week −0.02 [−0.03;−0.00]*
 Sports participation −0.61 [−0.96;−0.25**]
≥ 65 yearsa
 Age 0.06 [0.03; 0.09]**
 Chronic disease 0.84 [0.52; 1.16]**
Educational level breadwinner
 Middle educational level 0.27 [−0.10; 0.63]
 High educational level 0.44 [0.03; 0.85]*
 Meeting the MVPA guideline −0.86 [−1.17;−0.55]**
  1. a Associations were corrected for gender, age, weight category, urbanity, chronic disease, education level breadwinner, meeting the moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) guideline, meeting the vigorous intensity physical activity (VPA) guideline, sports participation
  2. b Associations were corrected for gender, age, weight category, urbanity, chronic disease, education level breadwinner, sedentary work, working hours/week, meeting the MVPA guideline, meeting the VPA guideline, sports participation
  3. c ‘Overweight’ regressed against ‘Underweight or normal weight’ (reference)
  4. d ‘Meeting the moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) guideline’ regressed against ‘Not meeting the MVPA guideline’(reference)
  5. e ‘Meeting the vigorous intensity physical activity (VPA) guideline’ regressed against ‘Not meeting the VPA guideline’ (reference)
  6. f ‘Female’ regressed against ‘Male’ (reference)
  7. g ‘Sedentary work’ regressed against ‘Non-sedentary work’ (reference)
  8. h Slightly urban environment’, ‘moderately urban environment’,’highly urban environment’ and ‘very highly urban environment’ regressed against non-urban environment (reference)
  9. i‘Having one or more chronic diseases’ regressed against ‘Not having a chronic disease’ (reference)
  10. j ‘Sports participant’ regressed against ‘Non-sports participant’ (reference)
  11. k ‘Middle education’ and ‘High education’ regressed against ‘Low education’ (reference)
  12. *P < 0.05
  13. ** P < 0.01