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Table 4 Obesity risk by types of physical activity and total physical activity (n = 507#)*.

From: Estimated physical activity in Bavaria, Germany, and its implications for obesity risk: Results from the BVS-II Study

   Quartiles   
Type of activity   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 p trend(cat.) 1 p trend(cont.) 2
Occupation        
  No. cases/controls 42 / 146 17 / 87 15 / 106 15 / 79   
  Limits of quartiles (MET*h/d) 0.00 0.25-<8.00 8.00-<14.50 ≥14.50   
  Median (MET*h/d) 0.00 4.29 11.23 17.68   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 0.60 (0.28–1.30) 1 (ref.) 0.83 (0.38–1.83) 0.97 (0.44–2.18)   
Sports        
  No. cases/controls 47 / 185 21 / 75 13 / 84 8 / 74   
  Limits of quartiles (MET*h/d) 0.00 0.10-<2.00 2.00-<5.00 ≥5.00   
  Median (MET*h/d) 0.00 0.94 2.86 8.57   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 1 (ref.) 0.91 (0.49–1.69) 0.69 (0.34–1.39) 0.37 (0.16–0.85) 0.017 0.037
LTPAstrenuous3        
  No. cases/controls 52 / 247 12 / 61 10 / 49 15 / 61   
  Limits of quartiles (MET*h/d) 0.00 0.10-<2.00 2.00-<4.50 ≥4.50   
  Median (MET*h/d) 0.00 1.07 3.21 6.93   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 1 (ref.) 0.94 (0.45–1.94) 0.88 (0.40–1.93) 0.74 (0.37–1.48) 0.393 0.650
TV/PCleisuretime        
  No. cases/controls 10 / 129 29 / 116 26 / 93 24 / 80   
  Limits of quartiles (MET*h/d) <1.00 1.00-<2.00 2.00-<3.00 ≥3.00   
  Median (MET*h/d) 0.5 1.43 2.34 3.65   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 1 (ref.) 3.12 (1.42–6.87) 2.92 (1.29–6.59) 2.51 (1.07–5.89) 0.081 0.059
Sleeping        
  No. cases/controls 27 / 97 36 / 166 21 / 135 5 / 20   
  Limits of quartiles (MET*h/d) <6.00 6.00-<7.00 7.00-<8.00 ≥8.00   
  Median (MET*h/d) 5.46 6.57 7.35 8.23   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 1 (ref.) 0.76 (0.42–1.37) 0.55 (0.28–1.07) 1.08 (0.33–3.51) 0.217 0.062
LTPAnon-reported4        
  No. cases/controls 15 / 96 22 / 104 27 / 127 25 / 91   
  Limits of quartiles (MET*h/d) <15.00 15.00-<19.00 19.00-<23.00 ≥23.00   
  Median (MET*h/d) 13.25 16.94 20.89 24.98   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 1 (ref.) 1.25 (0.59–2.64) 0.75 (0.35–1.60) 0.94 (0.43–2.04) 0.587 0.275
Total daily PA score (PALest.)        
  No. cases/controls 31 / 92 39 / 189 10 / 87 9 / 50   
  Limits of quartiles (PALest.) <1.5 1.5-<1.75 1.75-<2.00 >≥2.00   
  Median (PALest.) 1.45 1.6 1.83 2.15   
  odds ratio (95% Cl) 1 (ref.) 0.59 (0.33–1.05) 0.35 (0.16–0.81) 0.56 (0.23–1.37) 0.038 0.728
  1. #subgroup with measured weight and height and exclusion of suspected miss-reporters
  2. *adjusted for sex, age, energy intake (kcal/100/d), socioeconomic status (low, medium-low, medium, medium-high, high) and smoking status (never, former, current)
  3. 1tests on trend by using quartile-based PA scores as a continuous variable [ptrend(cat.)]
  4. 2tests on trend by using uncategorized PA scores (MET*h) as a continuous variable [ptrend(cat.)]
  5. 3LTPAstrenuous = strenuous leisure time physical activity
  6. 4LTPAnon-reported = non-reported leisure time physical activity