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Table 4 Adjusted odds ratios a (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) of belonging to high sit/low-active b or low-sit/high-active c 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 High-sit/low-active Low-sit/high active
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Gender (ref: male)   
  Female 0.99 (0.91–1.08) 0.50 (0.46–0.55)
Age (ref: 15–24 years)   
  25 – 34 years 1.02 (0.81–1.27) 1.16 (0.97–1.39)
  35 – 44 years 0.86 (0.69–1.08) 1.35 (1.13–1.61)
  45 – 54 years 0.92 (0.73–1.15) 1.15 (0.96–1.38)
  55 – 64 years 0.93 (0.74–1.18) 1.04 (0.86–1.26)
  65 years and older 1.53 (1.19–1.96) 0.65 (0.52–0.81)
Education (ref: 18 yrs and less of education)   
  19 years and over of education 1.27 (1.15–1.41) 0.68 (0.61–0.74)
General state of health (ref: very good)   
  Good 1.44 (1.26–1.64) 0.78 (0.70–0.86)
  Neither good nor bad 2.13 (1.83–2.48) 0.68 (0.60–0.78)
  Bad/very bad 4.74 (3.97–5.65) 0.43 (0.35–0.52)
Usual activity (ref: low sitting)   
  Mixed sitting 1.59 (1.35–1.86) 0.52 (0.45–0.60)
  High sitting 2.87 (2.52–3.26) 0.48 (0.44–0.53)
Country (ref: mean odds of all countries)   
  Cyprus (Republic) 2.68 (2.09–3.44) 0.85 (0.62–1.16)
  Cyprus (TCC) 2.15 (1.63–2.83) 0.42 (0.27–0.65)
  Belgium 1.65 (1.36–2.00) 0.89 (0.71–1.11)
  Greece 1.60 (1.30–1.96) 0.78 (0.62–0.97)
  Northern Ireland 1.57 (1.11–2.22) 0.59 (0.38–0.92)
  Great Britain 1.56 (1.27–1.90) 0.66 (0.51–0.85)
  Ireland 1.50 (1.19–1.89) 0.57 (0.45–0.74)
  Denmark 1.49 (1.21–1.85) 0.80 (0.62–1.04)
  Luxembourg 1.48 (1.11–1.98) 0.90 (0.66–1.23)
  Croatia 1.42 (1.16–1.75) 1.65 (1.37–1.99)
  Czech Republic 1.40 (1.15–1.70) 0.88 (0.70–1.11)
  France 1.19 (0.97–1.47) 1.13 (0.92–1.39)
  Sweden 1.19 (0.97–1.45) 0.79 (0.62–1.00)
  Malta 1.17 (0.83–1.63) 0.28 (0.17–0.46)
  Turkey 1.09 (0.81–1.45) 0.36 (0.27–0.49)
  Italy 1.05 (0.83–1.32) 0.98 (0.79–1.22)
  Finland 1.03 (0.83–1.28) 1.18 (0.94–1.48)
  Poland 1.00 (0.80–1.25) 1.28 (1.04–1.58)
  Spain 0.95 (0.74–1.23) 0.62 (0.48–0.80)
  Austria 0.86 (0.67–1.09) 0.85 (0.68–1.05)
  Germany West 0.82 (0.64–1.05) 1.09 (0.88–1.35)
  Slovakia 0.77 (0.61–0.98) 1.66 (1.38–1.99)
  Hungary 0.68 (0.53–0.87) 2.19 (1.84–2.60)
  The Netherlands 0.65 (0.50–0.84) 0.74 (0.59–0.95)
  Latvia 0.64 (0.50–0.82) 2.01 (1.67–2.42)
  Estonia 0.63 (0.49–0.80) 1.85 (1.51–2.25)
  Romania 0.60 (0.46–0.79) 1.91 (1.60–2.28)
  Slovenia 0.59 (0.45–0.78) 1.60 (1.32–1.95)
  Germany East 0.56 (0.38–0.82) 2.21 (1.77–2.77)
  Bulgaria 0.54 (0.41–0.72) 1.85 (1.54–2.22)
  Lithuania 0.47 (0.35–0.62) 2.06 (1.69–2.50)
  Portugal 0.46 (0.33–0.64) 0.87 (0.70–1.09)
  Cyprus (Republic) 2.68 (2.09–3.44) 0.85 (0.62–1.16)
  1. aadjusted for age, gender, education, usual activity, general state of health and country.
  2. bhigh-sit/low-active group calculated by being in the low-active group (assessed by IPAQ) and the highest quartile of sitting group (420–960 mins/day).
  3. clow-sit/high-active calculated by being in the high-active group (assessed by IPAQ) and the lowest tertile of sitting group (0–211 mins/day).