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Table 2 Adjusteda BMI change, waist and hip circumference by leisure time physical activity pattern (n = 2508)

From: Physical activity, obesity and mortality: does pattern of physical activity have stronger epidemiological associations?

   Beta coefficients (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratios
PA measure   BMI gain BMI gain % Waist time3 [cm]b Hip circumference
time1 to time3 time 1 to time 3 >100 cm at time 3b
PA time 1 (1982/3) Inactive Ref Ref Ref Ref
Moderately active −0.10 (−0.31, 0.12) −0.21 (−1.05, 0.62) −0.99 (−1.48, −0.49)** 1.07 (0.78, 1.47)
Highly active −0.04 (−0.30, 0.22) −0.14 (−1.16, 0.88) −1.70 (−2.30, −1.10)** 0.74 (0.50, 1.08)
PA time 3 (1994) Inactive Ref Ref Ref Ref
Moderately active −0.16 (−0.38, 0.07) −0.44 (−1.32, 0.43) −0.34 (−0.86, 0.17) 0.97 (0.70, 1.35)
Highly active −0.44 (−0.70, −0.17)** −1.59 (2.63, −0.54)** −1.38 (−1.99, −0.76)** 0.80 (0.55, 1.18)
PA pattern Inactive/low maintainers Ref Ref Ref Ref
Mixed pattern −0.17 (−0.44, 0.10) −0.42 (−1.50, 0.66) −0.83 (−1.46, −0.19)* 0.81 (0.53, 1.23)
Active maintainers −0.44 (−0.76, −0.12)** −1.48 (−2.76, −0.21)* −2.01 (−2.77, −1.26)** 0.63 (0.39, 1.02)
  1. aAdjusted for baseline age, sex and education
  2. bAdjusting for BMI and time 1 and BMI percent change from time 1 to time 3
  3. *p ≤ 0.05 **p ≤ 0.01