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Table 3 Factors associated with the practice of vigorous physical activity (VPA) at least twice a week. HBSC, French-speaking Belgium, 2014

From: Environmental correlates of physical activity among children 10 to 13 years old in Wallonia (Belgium)

  N % Crude OR (95%CI) P Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Complete model
p Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Final model
p
Gender < 0.001   < 0.001   < 0.001
 Boys 1004 81.0 1.81 (1.46–2.23)   1.72 (1.38–2.13)   1.75 (1.41–2.17)  
 Girls 936 70.2 1 1 1
Age 0.01   0.06  
 10–11 years 1397 77.3 1.34 (1.07–1.67)   1.26 (0.99–1.59)  
 12–13 years 543 71.8 1 1
Family structure 0.001   0.005 0.002
 Living with both parents 1340 77.9 1   1   1  
 Other family situations 600 71.0 0.769 (0.56–0.86) 0.72 (0.58–0.90) 0.70 (0.56–0.88)
Family affluence scale < 0.001a   < 0.001   < 0.001
 High 672 82.1 1   1   1  
 Medium 953 73.8 0.61 (0.48–0.78) 0.66 (0.51–0.85) 0.64 (0.56–0.88)
 Low 315 68.2 0.47 (0.34–0.64) 0.54 (0.40–0.75) 0.52 (0.38–0.71)
Size of the area where the school is located 0.12   0.74  
 <  3000 inhabitants 508 78.9 1.35 (1.01–1.80)   1.12 (0.83–1.51)  
 Between 3000 and 15,000 inhabitants 926 75.3 1.10 (0.86–1.40) 1.02 (0.79–1.31)
 >  15,000 inhabitants 506 73.5 1 1
Migratory status 0.42  
 Born in Belgium of both parents born in Belgium 1417 75.5 1  
 Born in Belgium of one or two parent(s) born abroad 381 75.1 0.98 (0.75–1.27)
 Born abroad 142 80.3 1.32 (0.86–2.02)
Safe neighborhood for walking or playing alone < 0.001 0.35
 Strongly agree 891 79.7 1.69 (1.29–2.22)   1.24 (0.92–1.67)  
 Neither agree nor disagree 667 73.9 1.22 (0.92–1.61) 1.09 (0.81–1.45)
 Strongly disagree 382 69.9 1 1
Presence of other children in the neighborhood for playing outdoors     < 0.001   < 0.001   < 0.001
 Strongly agree 1110 79.2 1.93 (1.53-2.44)   1.68 (1.30–2.18)   1.80 (1.42–2.29)  
 Neither agree nor disagree 331 78.6 1.86 (1.35–2.56) 1.72 (1.24–2.40) 1.76 (1.27–2.44)
 Strongly disagree 499 66.3 1 1 1
Presence of a garden/yard at home for playing outdoors 0.63   
 Strongly agree 1726 76.1 1.09 (0.72–1.65)  
 Neither agree nor disagree 89 71.9 0.88 (0.48–1.62)
 Strongly disagree 125 74.4 1
Presence of a playground/park 0.31
 Strongly agree 904 77.3 1.19 (0.95–1.50)  
 Neither agree nor disagree 321 75.1 1.05 (0.78–1.42)
 Strongly disagree 715 74.1 1
  1. aLinear trend test