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Table 3 Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association of television exposure with physical activity and diet at baseline, n = 15,574.

From: Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort

  Medium TV exposure High TV exposure
  OR* 95% CI OR* 95% CI
Sport index 1.15 1.05, 1.27 1.50 1.36, 1.66
Work index 1.03 0.93, 1.15 1.05 0.94, 1.18
Leisure walking§ 1.96 1.78, 2.17 1.60 1.44, 1.78
Leisure biking§ 1.38 1.12, 1.71 1.29 1.02, 1.62
Minutes of walking and biking for transportation§ 1.04 0.93, 1.17 1.37 1.21, 1.56
Leisure sweating 1.43 1.27, 1.61 1.22 1.08, 1.38
Insufficient activity 1.2 1.09, 1.31 1.40 1.26, 1.55
Fruit & vegetable servings 1.18 1.08, 1.29 1.36 1.24, 1.50
Salty snack servings 1.19 1.09, 1.30 1.37 1.24, 1.51
Sweet servings 1.12 1.03, 1.22 1.26 1.15, 1.38
Sweetened drink servings 1.17 1.07, 1.28 1.29 1.17, 1.42
Total calories 0.93 0.85, 1.01 1.05 0.95, 1.15
Total fat 1.02 0.93, 1.11 1.16 1.05, 1.27
Percent kcal from fat 1.14 1.04, 1.25 1.22 1.11, 1.34
Percent kcal from saturated fat 1.10 1.01, 1.20 1.17 1.06, 1.28
  1. * All models adjusted for baseline values of age, BMI, gender, education, general health, smoking, and race-center using indicator variables with categories
  2. Below median
  3. Above median
  4. § Often, very often (high) vs. never, seldom, sometimes (low)
  5. Referent: low television exposure