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Table 2 Agreement with motivating factors stratified by gender and gender differences in the likelihood to agree

From: Gender differences in physical activity motivators and context preferences: a population-based study in people in their sixties

  Agree (%)a Disagree (%)a OR 95%CI for women compared to menb
Prevent health problems
 Women 97 1 2.11 (.76–5.82)
 Men 96 3 1.00
Make me feel good
 Women 95 3 1.42 (.71–2.84)
 Men 91 6 1.00
Lose or manage weight
 Women 88 9 1.74 (1.12–2.71)
 Men 84 11 1.00
Help manage stress
 Women 85 8 1.52 (.97–2.37)
 Men 80 10 1.00
Improve appearance
 Women 81 13 2.93 (2.07–4.15)
 Men 60 24 1.00
Spend time with others
 Women 68 22 1.76 (1.31–2.37)
 Men 52 29 1.00
Meet new friends
 Women 58 27 1.76 (1.31–2.36)
 Men 38 36 1.00
  1. OR 95%CI: Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval
  2. Boldface indicates statistical significance (p < .05)
  3. aRow percentages do not add up to 100%, as percentages for ‘Unsure’ are not reported
  4. bResults from multilevel multinomial logistic regression: Odds ratio for ‘agreement’ versus ‘disagreement’ (not taking people who responded ‘unsure’ into account), adjusted for age, education, employment status, income, living arrangements, self-rated health, body mass index, psychological distress and physical activity level