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Table 4 Ethnic differences in the prevalence and association (odds ratio) for the recommended level of physical activity between the Surinamese and the Dutch population, before and after excluding physical activity from specific domains or culturally-specific types of physical activity.

From: Large ethnic variations in recommended physical activity according to activity domains in amsterdam, the netherlands

  Prevalence (95% CI)a Odds ratio (95% CI)b
  Dutch Hindustani-
Surinamese
African-
Surinamese
Dutch Hindustani-
Surinamese
African-
Surinamese
Hindustani-
Surinamese
African-
Surinamese
Men      model 1 model 1 model 2 model 2
Recommended physical activity 66.2 (60.0-71.9) 58.2 (50.3-65.8) 58.0 (51.1-64.6) 1.00 1.33 (0.89-2.00) 1.43 (0.99-2.07) 1.36 (0.88-2.09) 1.46 (0.99-2.15)
Excl. Commuting activity 54.7 (48.3-61.0) 56.1 (48.2-63.7) 55.4 (48.4-62.1) 1.00 0.92 (0.62-1.37) 1.01 (0.71-1.45) 1.00 (0.66-1.53) 1.08 (0.74-1.58)
Excl. Occupational activity 52.8 (46.4-59.0) 33.1 (26.2-40.8) 41.3 (34.6-48.3) 1.00 2.02 (1.34-3.04) 1.56 (1.09-2.25) 1.86 (1.20-2.88) 1.49 (1.02-2.17)
Excl. Household activity 62.7 (56.3-68.6) 51.3 (43.4-59.1) 56.2 (49.3-62.9) 1.00 1.52 (1.02-2.27) 1.35 (0.94-1.95) 1.50 (0.98-2.30) 1.34 (0.92-1.97)
Excl. Leisure time activity 45.6 (39.3-52.0) 38.6 (31.3-46.5) 40.7 (34.1-47.6) 1.00 1.30 (0.87-1.94) 1.27 (0.88-1.82) 1.54 (1.00-2.39) 1.46 (1.00-2.14)
Excl. Yoga, dancing activity 65.5 (59.3-71.2) 54.9 (47.0-62.6) 55.0 (48.0-61.7) 1.00 1.48 (0.99-2.21) 1.55 (1.07-2.23) 1.55 (1.01-2.39) 1.61 (1.09-2.36)
Women         
Recommended physical activity 61.7 (55.5-67.5) 42.9 (36.2-49.8) 55.2 (50.3-60.0) 1.00 2.03 (1.41-2.92) 1.28 (0.94-1.74) 1.84 (1.26-2.67) 1.25 (0.92-1.70)
Excl. Commuting activity 52.2 (46.0-58.3) 40.3 (33.7-47.3) 51.4 (46.5-56.3) 1.00 1.61 (1.12-2.32) 1.04 (0.77-1.40) 1.56 (1.07-2.26) 1.04 (0.77-1.40)
Excl. Occupational activity 53.6 (47.4-59.7) 27.5 (21.8-34.0) 39.8 (35.1-44.7) 1.00 2.82 (1.93-4.14) 1.77 (1.31-2.40) 2.60 (1.75-3.85) 1.71 (1.26-2.32)
Excl. Household activity 55.2 (48.9-61.2) 39.1 (32.6-46.0) 48.6 (43.7-53.5) 1.00 1.88 (1.30-2.70) 1.33 (0.98-1.79) 1.65 (1.13-2.39) 1.28 (0.95-1.74)
Excl. Leisure time activity 41.0 (35.0-47.2) 28.0 (22.2-34.6) 34.4 (29.9-39.1) 1.00 1.63 (1.11-2.40) 1.23 (0.90-1.68) 1.48 (0.99-2.20) 1.20 (0.88-1.64)
Excl. Yoga, dancing activity 60.3 (54.2-66.2) 42.0 (35.3-48.9) 51.7 (46.8-56.6) 1.00 1.94 (1.35-2.79) 1.38 (1.02-1.87) 1.74 (1.20-2.53) 1.34 (0.99-1.82)
  1. a Prevalence is age-standardized to Amsterdam total population. b Odds ratio is determined by age-adjusted logistic regression, the odds ratio is given for not-adhering to the recommended level of physical activity. CI confidence interval. Model 1 adjusted for age. Model 2. Model 1 plus further adjustment for level of education (high vs. low)