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Table 3 Results of Multiple Multinomial Logistic Regression Analyses Examining Correlates of Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Intake

From: Causal beliefs about obesity and associated health behaviors: results from a population-based survey

  Physical Activity Fruit and Vegetable Intake
  OR (95% CI) p valuea OR (95% CI) p valuea
Sex 1.31 (1.08, 1.59) .006 0.71 (0.58, 0.85) < .001
Age (years)   .009   .039
   18-39 Ref   Ref  
   40-49 0.81 (0.62, 1.06)   0.83 (0.64, 1.06)  
   50-59 1.01 (0.77, 1.31)   0.96 (0.76, 1.20)  
   60-69 0.73 (0.56, 0.96)   1.12 (0.88, 1.42)  
   ≥ 70 0.63 (0.45, 0.89)   1.21 (0.93, 1.57)  
Race/ethnicity   .113   .912
   Hispanic 0.72 (0.47, 1.11)   0.98 (0.63, 1.52)  
   Non-Hispanic white Ref   Ref  
   Non-Hispanic black 0.74 (0.53, 1.03)   1.09 (0.80, 1.50)  
   Non-Hispanic other 0.79 (0.53, 1.18)   1.12 (0.68, 1.87)  
Education   < .001   < .001
   Less than high school 0.39 (0.24, 0.62)   0.39 (0.24, 0.62)  
   High school graduate 0.45 (0.35, 0.56)   0.45 (0.35, 0.56)  
   Some college 0.84 (0.67, 1.05)   0.84 (0.67, 1.05)  
   College graduate Ref   Ref  
Body mass index   < .001   .016
   Not overweight/obese Ref   Ref  
   Overweight 0.99 (0.75, 1.30)   0.88 (0.70, 1.10)  
   Obese 0.50 (0.39, 0.64)   0.73 (0.59, 0.91)  
Belief that obesity is inherited 0.87 (0.77, 0.99) .027 0.87 (0.76, 0.99) .028
Belief that obesity is caused by overeating and not exercising 1.29 (1.03, 1.62) .025 1.07 (0.90, 1.28) .432
  1. Note. Data are from respondents who completed a paper and pencil mailed survey for the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).
  2. a The p values adjacent to each variable name (sex, age, race/ethnicity, and so on) represent the association between the variable and physical activity or fruit and vegetable intake.