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Table 3 Linear and Logistic Regressions between demographic variables and independent physical activity variables, TX SPAN 8th and 11th grade students, 2009–2011

From: Parental and peer social support is associated with healthier physical activity behaviors in adolescents: a cross-sectional analysis of Texas School Physical Activity and Nutrition (TX SPAN) data

  Perceived Parental Disapproval for not exercising Parental Physical Activity Support Peer Physical Activity Support
Odds Ratio P-value Beta Coeff P-value Beta Coeff P-value
Gendera
 Girl 0.83 (0.67, 1.03) 0.082 −0.10 (−0.50, 0.30) 0.615 −0.74 (−1.36, − 0.12) 0.021
Gradeb
 11th 0.53 (0.39, 0.70) P < 0.001 −0.84 (−1.35, − 0.32) 0.002 0.22 (−0.38, 0.82) 0.465
Ethnicityc
 African-American 0.80 (0.54, 1.18) 0.249 0.84 (0.31, 1.37) 0.002 0.85 (0.22, 1.48) 0.008
 Hispanic 1.26 (0.86, 1.82) 0.231 0.32 (−0.26, 0.90) 0.284 0.07 (−0.49, 0.64) 0.802
BMI Classd
 Overweight 1.78 (1.21, 2.61) 0.004 0.67 (0.12, 1.21) 0.017 0.16 (−0.42, 0.73) 0.591
 Obese 1.81 (1.29, 2.54) 0.001 0.71 (0.08, 1.33) 0.027 0.09 (−0.61, 0.79) 0.802
Parent Educatione
 Some College or more 1.03 (0.78, 1.36) 0.846 0.89 (0.39, 1.39) 0.001 0.47 (−0.12, 1.05) 0.117
Socioeconomic Statusf
 Middle Tertile 0.87 (0.62, 1.21) 0.389 −0.30 (− 0.86, 0.267) 0.298 0.15 (− 0.67, 0.97) 0.721
 Highest Tertile 0.94 (0.64, 1.40) 0.775 −0.33 (− 0.91, 0.26) 0.267 0.26 (− 0.78, 0.84) 0.949
  1. Note: Confidence intervals for odds ratios are in parenthesis. Referents were aBoy, b8th, cWhite/Other, dHealthy Weight, eHigh school or less, fLowest Tertile