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Table 3 Combined associations of parenthood and cohabitation with changes in physical activity (Likert scale ranging between − 4 and 4) between 30 and 34 years (n = 3833)

From: Cohabiting and becoming a parent: associations with changes in physical activity in the 1970 British cohort study

  Male Female
β (95% CI) β (95% CI)
No child / no cohabitation Ref Ref
No child / starting cohabitation −0.033 (− 0.188 to 0.123) 0.020 (− 0.175 to 0.215)
Becoming a parent / no cohabitation −0.937 (−1.623 to − 0.250) −0.264 (− 0.940 to 0.411)
Becoming a parent / starting cohabitation − 0.201 (− 0.383 to − 0.020) 0.154 (− 0.056 to 0.364)
  1. Note. Only included those who become a parent between 30 and 34 years vs. non-parents. Multiplicative interaction for male: 0.768 (0.061 to 1.476); p = 0.033. Multiplicative interaction for female: 0.398 (− 0.302 to 1.099); p = 0.265. Models adjusted for level of education achieved, ethnicity, country of origin and month of data collection at baseline and follow-up. CI Confidence interval