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Table 3 Unadjusted prevalence odds ratios for personal and environmental factors associated with walking in leisure time, Brazil, 2007-2009.

From: Walking for leisure among adults from three Brazilian cities and its association with perceived environment attributes and personal factors

Variables Categories Curitiba1 Recife1 Vitoria1 All1
   % OR (CI) % OR (CI) % OR (CI) % OR (CI)
Gender Men 15,3 0.9 (0.7-1.3) 13,6 1.1 (0.7-1.5) 18,1 0.9 (0.7-1.2) 14,3 1.0 (0.8-1.3)
  Women 14,9 Ref 14,8 Ref 17,3 Ref 15,0 Ref
Age categories 16-34 13,1 1.8 (1.2-2.7) 12,3 2.3 (1.5-3.7) 11,8 2.6 (1.9-3.7) 11,0 2.1 (1.6-2.9)
  35-45 14,7 1.1 (0.7-1.6) 13,3 1.9 (1.2-3.0) 20,0 1.8 (1.3-2.5) 16,4 1.5(1.1-2.1)
  55+ 22,0 Ref 21,8 Ref 26,3 Ref 21,2 Ref
Education level < High 14,9 Ref 12,3 Ref 16,4 Ref 13,2 Ref
  High school 12,1 0.7 (0.5-1.1) 13,3 1.0 (0.7-1.6) 16,1 0.9 (0.6-1.3) 12,9 1.6 (1.2-2.2)
  > High school 19,5 1.3 (0.9-2.0) 21,8 1.9 (1.2-3.0) 19,3 1.2 (0.8-1.6) 20,4 0.9 (0.7-1.3)
Marital status Single 13,9 1.5 (0.9-2.5) 10,5 2.8 (1.5-5.2) 15,1 1.5 (1.0-2.2) 11,8 2.2(1.5-3.4)
  Married 15,0 1.0 (0.7-1.5) 15,4 1.5(1.0-2.2) 18,8 1.3 (0.9-1.7) 15,4 1.3 (1.0-1.7)
  Other 20,0 Ref 25,3 Ref 21,2 Ref 23,4 Ref
Perceived health Poor/Regular 13,7 Ref 13,1 Ref 14,4 Ref 13,3 Ref
  Good 12,8 0.9 (0.6-1.3) 13,0 0.9 (0.6-1.5) 17,8 1.2 (0.9-1.7) 13,1 0.9 (0.7-1.3)
  Very good/
excellent
20,2 1.5 (1.0-2.4) 19,1 1.5 (0.9-2.4) 20,2 1.5 (1.0-2.1) 19,7 1.5 (1.1-2.1)
Body mass index Normal 15,9 0.9(0.6-1.2) 14,2 0.9 (0.6-1.3) 16,3 1.2(0.9-1.5) 14,9 0.9 (0.7-1.1)
  Overweight/
Obese
14,6 Ref 13,6 Ref 19,2 Ref 14,2 Ref
Sidewalks on t nearby streets No 11,6 1.5 (1.0-2.2) 8,0 2.1(1.1-3.9) 15,7 1.3 (1.0-1.7) 10,3 1.6 (1.2-2.2)
  Yes 16,5 Ref 15,8 Ref 19,9 Ref 16,1 Ref
Traffic makes it difficult to cycle/walk No 13,6 Ref 14,3 Ref 17,2 Ref 14,2 Ref
  Yes 16,8 0.7(0.5-1.0) 14,3 1.0 (0.7-1.4) 18,0 1.0 (0.8-1.4) 15,2 0.9 (0.7-1.1)
Safe to cycle/walk during the night No 17,9 0.8 (0.6-1.0) 15,5 0.7 (0.5-0.9) 17,0 0.9 (0.6-1.2) 16,4 0.8 (0.630-1.021)
  Yes 13,4 Ref 13,3 Ref 18,4 Ref 13,6 Ref
Safe to cycle/walk during the day No 15,4 0.8 (0.5-1.2) 14,2 1.0 (0.6-1.4) 19,1 0.8 (0.6-1.0) 14,8 0.9 (0.7-1.2)
  Yes 13,1 Ref 14,4 Ref 16,0 Ref 14,2 Ref
  1. 1Weighed prevalence rates and prevalence odds ratios