Skip to main content

Table 3 Multilevel logistic regressiona between socio-demographic features and physical activity level among older people 2010 to 2015

From: Physical activity and chronic diseases among older people in a mid-size city in China: a longitudinal investigation of bipolar effects

  Physical Activity Levelb
PA VS Sedentary Regular VS Irregular Moderate VS Low
Odds Ratio 95% CI Odds Ratio 95% CI Odds Ratio 95% CI
Age (years) < 55 1   1   1  
55–59 0.32***d 0.25–0.42 3.53*** 2.79–4.46 2.21 0.91–5.31
60–64 0.26*** 0.20–0.35 4.64*** 3.65–5.90 3.04* 1.19–7.73
65–69 0.26*** 0.19–0.35 9.25*** 7.15–11.95 6.20*** 2.29–16.76
70–74 0.37*** 0.27–0.52 9.34*** 7.15–12.19 7.04*** 2.44–20.34
75–79 0.28*** 0.20–0.40 10.46*** 7.85–13.93 6.65*** 2.15–20.58
80–84 0.17*** 0.11–0.25 10.95*** 7.64–15.68 6.13* 1.50–25.00
> = 85 0.13*** 0.08–0.23 10.16*** 6.13–16.86 18.39* 1.10–305.98
Gender Male 1   1   1  
Female 0.81** 0.71–0.93 1.26*** 1.14–1.40 1.31 0.80–2.15
Education No/Primary 1   1   1  
Middle 0.77** 0.65–0.92 1.05 0.92–1.20 0.73 0.37–1.43
High 0.91 0.67–1.21 0.97 0.79–1.19 0.50 0.18–1.33
College 0.63*** 0.51–0.78 1.23** 1.04–1.44 0.34* 0.16–0.73
Income High 1   1   1  
No/Low 0.71*** 0.58–0.87 1.22* 1.04–1.41 0.87 0.44–1.72
N of Observationsc 11,742   8340   5200  
n of Individuals 3057   2829   2234  
  1. aIn these two-level logistic regression models, the repeated PA level measure (level-1) were nested within each individual (level-2)
  2. bDependent variables are if the individual did PA (level-0 vs all others) in model 1, if the individual had regular or irregular activity (level-1 vs level-2 and 3) in model 2, or if the individual had low-level or moderate activity (level-2 vs level-3) in model 3
  3. cn = 3057 individuals with N = 11,742 observations in total were used
  4. d*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001