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Table 2 Multivariable-adjusted odds ratios a (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for being in the highest sitting quartile (420–960 min/day) by sociodemographic factors and by country

From: The prevalence and correlates of sitting in European adults - a comparison of 32 Eurobarometer-participating countries

Independent variables OR (95% CI)
Gender (ref: male)  
  Female 0.75 (0.71–0.80)
Age (ref: 15–24 years)  
  25–34 years 0.91 (0.78–1.06)
  35–44 years 0.82 (0.71–0.96)
  45–54 years 0.86 (0.74–1.00)
  55–64 years 0.73 (0.62–0.86)
  65 years and older 1.06 (0.89–1.26)
Education (ref: 18 yrs and less of education)  
  19 years and over of education 1.52 (1.42–1.63)
Physical activity Level (ref: high-active)  
  Low-active 5.10 (4.60–5.66)
  Moderate 2.78 (2.53–3.06)
General state of health (ref: very good)  
  Good 1.08 (0.99–1.18)
  Neither good nor bad 1.28 (1.15–1.42)
  Bad/very bad 1.87 (1.63–2.15)
Usual activity (ref: low sitting)  
  Mixed sitting 1.36 (1.21–1.52)
  High sitting 2.99 (2.74–3.25)
Country (ref: mean odds of all countries)  
  Greece 2.91 (2.51–3.36)
  The Netherlands 2.56 (2.22–2.94)
  Czech Republic 1.76 (1.52–2.04)
  Cyprus (Republic) 1.70 (1.37–2.11)
  Denmark 1.57 (1.34–1.84)
  Germany West 1.36 (1.16–1.59)
  Poland 1.35 (1.15–1.58)
  Finland 1.25 (1.07–1.46)
  Belgium 1.22 (1.05–1.42)
  Germany East 1.20 (0.96–1.49)
  Estonia 1.19 (1.02–1.40)
  Croatia 1.17 (0.99–1.38)
  Great Britain 1.11 (0.94–1.30)
  Turkey 1.09 (0.90–1.32)
  Slovakia 1.05 (0.90–1.23)
  Slovenia 1.04 (0.88–1.23)
  Austria 1.02 (0.87–1.20)
  Cyprus (TCC) 1.02 (0.81–1.29)
  Bulgaria 1.00 (0.85–1.19)
  Sweden 0.94 (0.81–1.09)
  Luxembourg 0.90 (0.71–1.13)
  Northern Ireland 0.84 (0.63–1.12)
  Latvia 0.82 (0.69–0.97)
  Hungary 0.73 (0.61–0.87)
  Lithuania 0.67 (0.56–0.81)
  Ireland 0.64 (0.53–0.78)
  Italy 0.63 (0.53–0.75)
  Spain 0.62 (0.51–0.74)
  France 0.59 (0.50–0.70)
  Romania 0.55 (0.46–0.67)
  Malta 0.46 (0.35–0.61)
  Portugal 0.41 (0.33–0.51)
  1. aadjusted for age, gender, education, physical activity level, general state of health, usual activity and country.