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Table 3 Likelihood-ratio test to estimate the best model of physical activity throughout life course and the risk of multimorbidity at age 55. National Child Development Study. United Kingdom (1958–2013). N = 8414

From: Multimorbidity and leisure-time physical activity over the life course: a population-based birth cohort study

  LL AIC p-value a
No effect − 5337.0 10,675.9 < 0.001
Critical period
 Childhood − 2968.6 4933.1 < 0.001
Adolescence − 1781.1 3000.1 > 0.99
 Young-adult − 2225.7 3733.6 < 0.001
 Middle-aged adults − 2251.9 3782.2 < 0.001
 Middle-to-older adults − 2253.8 3779.4 < 0.001
Accumulation
 Categorical − 1650.7 3317.2 > 0.99
 Continuous −1650.7 3310.3 > 0.99
Sensitive period −1781.1 3000.1 > 0.99
Saturated model − 2024.1 3340.4 b
  1. LL log-likelihood, AIC Akaike information criterion
  2. a Compared to saturated model (all possible exposure combinations and interactions describes all possible trajectories of physical activity throughout life course);
  3. b p value not applicable