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Table 2 Associations between physical activity pattern and psychological distress (GHQ-12 > 3). N = 108,011

From: Weekend warrior physical activity pattern and common mental disorder: a population wide study of 108,011 British adults

Physical activity pattern Cases/N Model 1
Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Model 2
Odds Ratio
(95% CI)
Model 3
Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Inactive 9096/54,655 1.0 (Reference) 1.0 (Reference)  
Insufficiently activea 2768/20,234 0.73 (0.69, 0.76) 0.81 (0.77, 0.85) 1.0 (Reference)
Insufficiently activeb 688/5225 0.70 (0.65, 0.76) 0.79 (0.72, 0.86) 1.00 (0.91, 1.10)
Weekend warriorc 1001/8921 0.58 (0.54, 0.63) 0.68 (0.63, 0.73) 0.84 (0.77, 0.91)
Regularly actived 2100/18,976 0.58 (0.55, 0.61) 0.68 (0.64, 0.72) 0.86 (0.80, 0.92)
  1. Model 1 adjusted for age and sex
  2. Model 2 adjusted for age, sex, smoking, social-occupational class, BMI, longstanding illness, survey year
  3. Model 3 uses covariates from model 2 but insufficiently active as reference category (N = 53,356)
  4. Physical activity patterns were defined as follows:
  5. ‘Inactive’ was defined as not reporting any moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activities;
  6. aInsufficiently active’ was defined as reporting one or two physical activity sessions per week totaling <150 min·wk.−1 in moderate- and <75 min·wk.−1 in vigorous-intensity activities
  7. b‘Insufficiently active’ was defined as reporting three or more physical activity sessions per week totaling <150 min·wk.−1 in moderate- and <75 min·wk.−1 in vigorous-intensity activities
  8. c‘Weekend warrior’ was defined as reporting ≥150 min·wk.−1 in moderate- or ≥75 min·wk.−1 in vigorous-intensity activities from one or two sessions
  9. d‘Regularly active’ was defined as reporting ≥150 min·wk.−1 in moderate- or ≥75 min·wk.−1 in vigorous-intensity activities from three or more sessions