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Table 3 Association between sociodemographic and anthropometric factors and lowa physical activity level among people living in Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria. Data are odds ratios (with 95% CIs) derived from multivariable logistic regression (n=303)

From: Insufficient physical activity level among Sahrawi adults living in a protracted refugee setting

Characteristic Odds ratio 95% CI P-value
Female vs. male 0.46 0.25 to 0.86 0.01
Age 19–59 vs. ≥ 60 years 0.37 0.16 to 0.86 0.02
BMI categories vs. obese
 - Underweight 1.41 0.50 to 3.96 0.5
 - Normal weight 0.90 0.42 to 1.92 0.7
 - Overweight 1.55 0.71 to 3.38 0.2
Education categories vs. higher education
 - Up to 6th grade 0.29 0.14 to 0.58 < 0.01
 - 7th to 9th grade 0.36 0.19 to 0.68 < 0.01
 - 10th to 12th grade 0.26 0.13 to 0.52 < 0.01
Married vs. not married 0.71 0.42 to 1.21 0.22
Paid work vs. no paid work 1.21 0.68 to 2.17 0.5
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index
  2. The model is adjusted for all variables in the respective columns
  3. aLow PA level was defined as those having less than half an hour of at least moderate intensity PA on most days (i.e., category 1, or low) according to the IPAQ scoring protocol [26]