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Table 4 Multiple linear regression analyses on the contribution of social ecological factors to ≥30 min bouts of sedentary time

From: Social-ecological correlates of accelerometer-measured occupational sitting among Japanese desk-based workers

 OverallMaleFemale
B (95% CI)pB (95% CI)pB (95% CI)p
Social ecological factors
 Don’t have enough time to take sedentary breaks−0.96 (−9.72 to 7.79)0.83−11.78 (−25.31 to 1.76)0.09−0.07 (− 13.57 to 13.44)0.99
 Don’t have enough energy to take sedentary breaks3.95 (−16.9 to 24.81)0.7124.39 (−15.44 to 64.22)0.23−2.79 (−30.16 to 24.57)0.84
 Sedentary breaks are a low priority.3.43 (−3.67 to 10.54)0.343.54 (−5.17 to 12.25)0.426.37 (−6.51 to 19.25)0.33
 Too stressed at work to take sedentary breaks7.78 (−2.48 to 18.05)0.1434.79 (15.48 to 54.09)<0.012.08 (−12.47 to 16.62)0.78
 I am motivated to take sedentary breaks.2.91 (−3.33 to 9.14)0.361.33 (−6.83 to 9.49)0.755.77 (−4.35 to 15.9)0.26
 I typically see work colleagues take sedentary breaks.−7.08 (− 13.75 to − 0.40)0.04− 4.21 (− 12.61 to 4.19)0.32−8.89 (− 19.95 to 2.16)0.11
 The company should encourage sedentary breaks.8.2 (−0.21 to 16.62)0.062.49 (−8.35 to 13.32)0.659.17 (−4.78 to 23.12)0.19
 There is limited space available at my workplace for me to take a short physical activity break.−1.53 (−8.62 to 5.56)0.672.34 (−7.2 to 11.88)0.63−2.29 (−14.01 to 9.43)0.70
Sociodemographic and health factors
 Sex (ref: male)−11.09 (− 17.18 to − 5.01)<0.01    
 Age−0.15 (−0.56 to 0.25)0.460.16 (−0.33 to 0.65)0.52−0.52 (−1.27 to 0.22)0.17
 Residence area (ref: Koto−ku)−7.6 (−13.85 to − 1.34)0.02−11.4 (− 19.68 to − 3.12)0.01−2.84 (− 13.23 to 7.56)0.59
 Education (ref: high school or lower)1.95 (−1.43 to 5.33)0.26−0.86 (−5.22 to 3.50)0.705.70 (−0.16 to 11.56)0.06
 Income (ref: <5 million)0.97 (−1.85 to 3.79)0.501.79 (−1.74 to 5.31)0.32−0.02 (−5.14 to 5.09)0.99
 Marital status (ref: single)−5.7 (−12.75 to 1.36)0.112.67 (−7.87 to 13.21)0.62−8.84 (−19.41 to 1.73)0.10
 BMI (Ref: <25.0 kg/m2)8.98 (2.63 to 15.34)0.0110.0 (2.64 to 17.35)0.0111.86 (−1.21 to 24.93)0.07
 Weekly MVPA−0.79 (−1.74 to 0.15)0.10−0.82 (−1.9 to 0.26)0.13−0.85 (−2.68 to 0.98)0.36
Adjusted R20.130.160.04
  1. Social-ecological factors were entered as dichotomized variables: ‘disagree/strongly disagree (=1)’ and ‘agree/strongly agree (=2)’
  2. B Unstandardized regression coefficient; BMI Body mass index, MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity