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Table 3 Odds ratio (95% CI) for having poor perceived health and often perceived back/neck pain, respectively, in relation to breaking up sitting at work in participants sitting 50% or more of the time at work (n = 32,395)

From: Workplace sitting is associated with self-reported general health and back/neck pain: a cross-sectional analysis in 44,978 employees

  Breaking up sitting at work every 30 min by at least standing up …
Seldom/Never Occasionally Often Very often
n = 4259 n = 10,872 n = 12,212 n = 5052
Perceived poor or very poor health
 Model 1 1 (ref) 0.50 (0.45–0.56) 0.44 (0.39–0.49) 0.40 (0.35–0.47)
 Model 2 1 (ref) 0.62 (0.54–0.71) 0.59 (0.52–0.68) 0.55 (0.46–0.64)
 Model 3 1 (ref) 0.67 (0.59–0.77) 0.69 (0.60–0.78) 0.65 (0.55–0.77)
Perceived back/neck pain often or very often
 Model 1 1 (ref) 0.81 (0.74–0.88) 0.74 (0.68–0.81) 0.76 (0.69–0.84)
 Model 2 1 (ref) 0.89 (0.81–0.97) 0.83 (0.76–0.91) 0.87 (0.78–0.96)
 Model 3 1 (ref) 0.90 (0.82–0.98) 0.85 (0.78–0.93) 0.90 (0.81–1.00)
  1. Model 1 Adjusted for age, sex and SSYK (occupation group);
  2. Model 2 + Diet habits, smoking, stress at work, stress overall, BMI;
  3. Model 3 + Leisure time sitting, Exercise