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Table 4 Adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for association of body weight status with television exposure, at baseline and at follow-up six-years later.

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

  Medium TV exposure High TV exposure
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Adjusted for covariates*
Overweight or obese at baseline 1.22 1.12, 1.34 1.43 1.29, 1.58
Overweight or obese at follow-up 1.14 1.04, 1.25 1.16 1.05, 1.27
Adjusted for sport index § , total kcals § , and covariates*
Overweight or obese at baseline 1.21 1.10, 1.33 1.40 1.27, 1.56
Overweight or obese at follow-up 1.13 1.04, 1.24 1.13 1.03, 1.25
Adjusted for baseline sport index § , total kcals § , BMI, and covariates*
Overweight or obese at follow-up 1.03 0.92, 1.15 0.93 0.83, 1.04
  1. * Covariates included baseline age, gender, education, health status, smoking, and race-center coded as indicator variables
  2. § Baseline value of variable
  3. Referent: low television exposure