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Table 5 Adjusted* odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for association of baseline television exposure with physical activity and diet six years later, n = 12,678.

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 1.16 1.05, 1.28 1.50 1.34, 1.66
Work index 1.21 1.07, 1.37 1.20 1.05, 1.38
Leisure walking# 1.38 1.24, 1.54 1.44 1.28, 1.62
Leisure biking# 1.25 0.99, 1.57 1.47 1.12, 1.92
Minutes of walking and biking for transportation# 1.13 1.00, 1.28 1.28 1.11, 1.46
Leisure sweating# 1.14 1.01, 1.29 1.24 1.09, 1.42
Insufficient activity 1.10 1.00, 1.22 1.31 1.18, 1.46
Fruit and vegetable servings 1.21 1.10, 1.33 1.34 1.21, 1.49
Salty snack servings§ 1.11 1.00, 1.22 1.24 1.11, 1.38
Sweet servings § 1.06 0.96, 1.17 1.23 1.11, 1.36
Sweetened drink servings § 1.18 1.07, 1.30 1.31 1.18, 1.46
Total calories § 0.96 0.87, 1.05 1.08 0.97, 1.20
Total fat § 1.06 0.96, 1.17 1.20 1.08, 1.33
Percent kcal from fat § 1.08 0.98, 1.20 1.20 1.08, 1.34
Percent kcal from saturated fat § 1.16 1.05, 1.28 1.26 1.14, 1.40
Baseline-adjusted     
Sport index 1.13 1.02, 1.25 1.35 1.21, 1.51
Work index 1.27 1.10, 1.46 1.23 1.05, 1.43
Leisure walking# 1.19 1.06, 1.33 1.30 1.15, 1.47
Leisure biking# 1.17 0.92, 1.49 1.43 1.09, 1.88
Minutes of walking and biking for transportation# 1.13 1.00, 1.28 1.23 1.08, 1.41
Leisure sweating# 1.04 0.91, 1.18 1.18 1.02, 1.36
Insufficient activity 1.06 0.95, 1.17 1.22 1.08, 1.36
Fruit and vegetable servings 1.15 1.04, 1.28 1.23 1.09, 1.37
Salty snack servings§ 1.06 0.95, 1.17 1.13 1.01, 1.27
Sweet servings§ 1.02 0.92, 1.13 1.12 1.00, 1.25
Sweetened drink servings§ 1.12 1.01, 1.25 1.21 1.08, 1.36
Total calories§ 0.99 0.89, 1.10 1.06 0.94, 1.19
Total fat§ 1.08 0.97, 1.21 1.15 1.02, 1.29
Percent kcal from fat§ 1.08 0.96, 1.21 1.15 1.02, 1.29
Percent kcal from saturated fat § 1.07 0.96, 1.19 1.17 1.04, 1.31
  1. * All models adjusted for baseline values of age, BMI, gender, education, health status, smoking, and race-center coded as indicator variables.
  2. Baseline-adjusted models include the baseline value of the outcome variable.
  3. Below median.
  4. § Above median.
  5. # Often, very often (high) vs. never, seldom, sometimes (low).
  6. Referent: low television exposure