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Table 4 Associations between vigorous-intensity physical activity frequency and psychological distress in adults meeting physical activity guidelines (N = 27,897)

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

Vigorous-intensity physical activity sessions per week Whole sample
Odds Ratioa
(95% CI)
Men (n = 15,044)
Odds Ratioa
(95% CI)
Women (n = 12,853)
Odds Ratioa
(95% CI)
Noneb 1.0 (Reference) 1.0 (Reference) 1.0 (Reference)
1–3 1.04 (0.94, 1.14) 1.10 (0.94, 1.29) 1.02 (0.90, 1.15)
> 3 0.93 (0.83, 1.04) 1.03 (0.87, 1.22) 0.87 (0.75, 1.00)
  1. aModels adjusted for age, smoking, social-occupational class, BMI, longstanding illness, survey year (and sex in analyses of whole sample)
  2. bHere, the reference group is defined as those who reported meeting physical activity guidelines by taking part in ≥150 min·wk.−1 of moderate-intensity activity (but no vigorous PA)