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Table 3 Results from logistic regression predicting initiation of public transport use between 2008 (t0) and 2012 (t1), England

From: Associations of increases in public transport use with physical activity and adiposity in older adults

  % of analytic sample who initiated PT use (t0 – t1) AOR 95% CI
Overall (N = 2064) 32.4
Age in years 0.96 0.93; 0.98
Quadratic age 1.00 1.00; 1.00
Men 32.9 ref ref
Women 31.8 1.14 0.93; 1.40
Never eligible for bus pass 34.4 ref ref
Became eligible 50.5 2.08 1.37; 3.16
Always eligible 28.9 1.30 0.78; 2.17
Middle wealth group t0 34.7 ref ref
Lowest wealth group t0 23.4 0.80 0.56; 1.15
Second wealth group t0 28.8 0.79 0.57; 1.10
Fourth wealth group t0 33.6 0.82 0.61; 1.12
Highest wealth group t0 39.8 1.03 0.74; 1.42
Stable wealth t0 to t1 31.1 ref ref
Wealth increase t0 to t1 31.8 0.92 0.69; 1.22
Wealth decrease t0 to t1 37.1 1.29 0.99; 1.67
Working t0 and t1 32.9 ref ref
Retired t0 to t1 40.1 1.57 1.17; 2.11
Retired t0 and t1 28.7 1.63 1.18; 2.24
Physically inactive t0 and t1 12.6 ref ref
Took up physical activity t0 to t1 31.4 2.15 1.30; 3.54
Stopped physical activity t0 to t1 20.6 1.37 0.86; 2.19
At least some physical activity t0 & t1 40.4 2.84 1.89; 4.27
Access to a car t0 and t1 34.2 ref ref
Lost access to car t0 to t1 28.4 2.12 1.25; 3.59
Gained access to car t0 to t1 13.5 0.73 0.26; 2.04
No access to a car t0 to t1 10.3 0.74 0.35; 1.54
No ADLs t0 to t1 37.2 ref ref
Developed ADLs t0 to t1 26.0 1.02 0.70; 1.5
Recovered from ADL t0 to t1 24.2 0.84 0.52; 1.35
ADLs t0 and t1 16.0 0.80 0.53; 1.20
No mobility problems t0 to t1 41.6 ref ref
Developed mobility problems t0 to t1 34.9 0.85 0.62; 1.16
Improved mobility problems t0 to t1 36.7 0.89 0.63; 1.27
Mobility problems both t0 and t1 24.5 0.77 0.59; 1.02
Same address t0 to t1 31.9 ref ref
Moved address t0 to t1 37.3 1.53 1.08; 2.19
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Intervals, ADL Activities of Daily Living