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Table 5 Odds ratio of participation in specific physical activities at age 23 as predicted by participation in the same activities at age 15 with non-participation at age 15 as reference (only activities reported by at least 5% of the respondents at age 23 were included)

From: Tracking of leisure-time physical activity during adolescence and young adulthood: a 10-year longitudinal study

Males    Females   
Ranks of activity type OR 95% CI Ranks of activity type OR 95% CI
1. Soccer 4.82 (2.78–8.38) 1. Ball games 7.73 (3.19–18.72)
2. Waterskiing 4.11 (2.38–7.09) 2. Alpine skiing, ski jump 6.25 (3.53–11.06)
3. Alpine skiing, ski jump 4.00 (2.17–7.37) 3. Soccer 6.04 (2.59–14.11)
4. Cross-country skiing 3.51 (1.99–6.19 4. Jogging alone 2.37 (1.30–4.30)
5. Judo, karate 3.13 (1.13–8.68) 5. Aerobics 2.20 (1.36–3.57)
6. Power sports 2.96 (1.78–4.92) 6. Swimming, diving 2.10 (1.27–3.46)
7. Swimming, diving 2.82 (1.44–4.95) 7. Walking, hiking 1.87 (0.39–8.93)
8. Ball games 2.69 (1.46–4.95) 8. Hard work 1.66 (0.82–3.34)
9. Cycling practice 2.31 (1.38–3.85) 9. Cycling > 10 min 1.63 (0.98–2.71)
10. Jogging with others 2.23 (1.22–4.08) 10. Dance 1.52 (0.93–2.50)
11. Jogging alone 2.20 (1.28–3.78) 11. Cycling practice 1.46 (0.88–2.41)
12. Bodybuilding 2.02 (1.08–3.79) 12. Power sports 1.41 (0.79–2.53)
13. Cycling > 10 min 1.89 (1.03–3.45)    
14. Hard work 1.23 (0.26–5.74)    
15. Walk fast > 10 min 0.88 (0.25–3.13)    
16. Walking, hiking 0.51 (0.12–2.24)