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Table 3 Association between mental health problems and physical activity/SED during leisure time measured by accelerometer

From: The use of coping strategies “shift-persist” mediates associations between physical activity and mental health problems in adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  Stress Psychosomatic symptoms
Unadjusted Adjusted Q4 vs Q1(ref) Unadjusted Adjusted Q4 vs Q1(ref)
SED (per 60 min) 1.059 (0.954–1.176) 1.027 (0.925–1.142) 1.08 (0.902–1.294) 1.029 (0.928–1.142) 1.005 (0.905–1.130) 0.994 (0.838–1.178)
LPA (per 60 min) 0.557 (0.399–0.776) 0.634 (0.452–0.891) 0.508 (0.282–0.910) 0.699 (0.502–0.974) 0.824 (0.587–1.159) 0.781 (0.452–1.349)
MPA (per 15 min) 0.712 (0.572–0.886) 0.787 (0.630–0.982) 0.754 (0.515–1.105) 0.846 (0.684–1.052) 0.917 (0.733–1.144) 0.875 (0.609–1.257)
VPA (per 15 min) 0.688 (0.588–0.806) 0.767 (0.654–0.900) 0.677 (0.508–0.900) 0.658 (0.560–0.771) 0.732 (0.622–0.862) 0.613 (0.466–0.808)
MVPA (per 15 min) 0.795 (0.718–0.879) 0.850 (0.766–0.942) 0.800 (0.667–0.958) 0.811 (0.733–0.898) 0.863 (0.778–0.958) 0.796 (0.671–0.946)
  1. In adjusted model, sex, family socioeconomic status, migration background and pubertal stage were included as confounders. Data are presented as odds ratio (95% confidence interval). Bold numbers: statistically significant associations, p < 0.05. Q1: lowest quartile; Q4: highest quartile. SED Sedentary time, LPA Light physical activity, MPA Moderate physical activity, VPA Vigorous physical activity, MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity