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Table 2 Multinomial logistic regression results for the model 1–3 to determine associations with preference for intervention delivery mode

From: Individual characteristics associated with physical activity intervention delivery mode preferences among adults

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b(95% CI) RR b(95% CI) RR b(95% CI) RR
Model 1 - Demographics (n = 1148)
Marital status
Married/defacto 1 . 1 . 1 .
Separated −0.38 (−0.91; −0.15) 0.68 −0.29 (−1.08; 0.48) 0.74 0.72* (0.03; 1.42) 2.06
Single/other −0.03 (−0.38; 0.32) 0.97 −0.47 (−1.14; 0.18) 0.62 0.19 (−0.41; 0.80) 1.21
Age
18-34 1 . 1 . 1 .
35-44 0.34 (−0.12; 0.81) 1.41 0.26 (−0.78; 1.31) 1.30 0.99* (0.23; 1.77) 2.71
45-54 0.14 (−0.30; 0.58) 1.15 0.94* (0.03; 1.85) 2.57 0.42 (−0.36; 1.19) 1.52
55+ 0.02 (−0.39; 0.46) 1.03 1.15** (0.27; 2.03) 3.05 0.00 (−0.78; 0.78) 1.00
Female gender −0.02 (−0.29; 0.25) 0.98 −0.64** (−1.08; −0.21) 0.52 −0.65** (−1.10; −0.20) 0.52
Education level
Primary 1 . 1   1 .
Secondary school −0.65 (−1.56; 0.26) 0.52 −0.67 (−1.84; 0.48) 0.51 −0.45 (−2.09; 1.19) 0.64
Further education −0.87 (−1.79; 0.04) 0.41 −0.64 (−1.81; 0.52) 0.53 −0.26 (−1.91; 1.37) 0.76
Unemployed   1.11 0.34 (−0.14; 0.81) 1.399 0.04 (−0.48; 0.56) 1.04
City 1   . . .  
Regional town 0.16 (−0.16; 0.47) 1.17 0.03 (−0.49; 0.54) 1.03 0.04 (−5.11; 0.58) 1.03
Rural area 0.31 (−0.03; 0.66) 1.37 0.30 (−0.21; 8.2) 1.35 0.57* (0.04; 1.11) 1.78
Model 2 - Health variables (n = 1137)
Weight status
Normal 1 . 1 . 1 .
Overweight −0.20 (−0.52; 0.11) 0.81 0.23 (−0.25; 0.72) 1.26 0.28 (−0.23; 0.79) 1.33
Obese −0.48** (−0.81; −0.15) 0.62 −0.37 (−0.91; 0.17) 0.69 −0.42 (−1.00; 0.16) 0.65
No chronic illness 0.02 (−0.24; 0.29) 1.02 −0.62** (−1.04; −0.22) 0.53 −0.34 (−0.77; 0.94) 0.71
Model 3 - Behavioural variables (n = 837)
Physical activity (mins) 0.00 (−0.00; 0.00) 1.00 −0.00 (−0.00; 0.00) 0.99 −0.01* (−0.00; −0.00) 0.99
Sufficient veg 0.27 (−0.15; 0.68) 1.31 0.24 (−0.42; 0.89) 1.27 0.56 (−0.67; 1.19) 1.76
Sufficient fruit −0.04 (−0.36; 0.28) 0.96 −0.10 (−0.61; 0.40) 0.89 −0.25 (−0.77; 0.25) 0.77
Internet use (hrs) −0.02* (−0.04; −0.00) 0.97 −0.03 (−0.07; 0.00) 0.96 0.02 (−0.00; 0.04) 1.02
Mediated contact
often 1 . 1 . 1 .
sometimes −0.22 (−0.64; 0.21) 0.80 −0.29 (−0.99; 0.42) 0.75 **0.81 (0.25; 1.38) 2.26
Rarely/never 0.35 (−0.58; 1.31) 1.44 −0.11 (−1.71; 1.49) 0.89 0.79 (−0.48; 2.07) 2.21
  1. Base category = ‘a face to face intervention with an instructor’.
  2. *p < 0.05; **P < 0.01.
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