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Table 3 Associations between depression and different sedentary mentally active behaviors (SBs) assessed by multivariable logistic

From: Associations between sedentary behaviour patterns and depression among people aged 60 and older in Hebei Province of China

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
OR (95% CI) p value OR (95% CI) p value OR (95% CI) p value
Using the internet (h/d)
  = 0 Ref Ref Ref
  > 0–≤ 1 0.24 (0.01,1.13) 0.164 0.34 (0.02,1.60) 0.287 0.30 (0.02,1.48) 0.248
  > 1 1.17 (0.34,3.04) 0.777 1.38 (0.40,3.70) 0.560 1.12 (0.31,3.08) 0.842
Reading (h/d)
  = 0 Ref Ref Ref
  > 0–≤ 0.5 0.60 (0.10,2.03) 0.494 0.78 (0.12,2.69) 0.743 0.65 (0.10,2.34) 0.576
  > 0.5 0.84 (0.25,2.12) 0.743 1.09 (0.32,2.81) 0.870 1.09 (0.32,2.86) 0.874
Social SBs (h/d)
  = 0 Ref Ref Ref
  > 0–≤ 1 1.44 (0.59,3.03) 0.371 1.42 (0.53,3.18) 0.439 1.56 (0.57,3.59) 0.340
  > 1 0.23 (0.06,0.62) 0.013* 0.27 (0.06,0.74) 0.028 0.24 (0.06,0.66) 0.017*
  1. Model 1 adjusted for sex, age, education, employment, smoking, alcohol consumption in the past year, body mass index, chronic diseases
  2. Model 2 adjusted Model 1 covariates and sleep duration, domestic work and physical exercise
  3. Model 3 adjusted Model 2 covariates and each other type of SBs (for example, adjusted for passive SBs, reading books and newspaper, and other SBs when exploring the relationship between using the Internet and depression)
  4. *p < 0.05