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Table 3 Associations between physical activity and sedentary time and combined morbidity, i.e. registered hospital visits due to any of the included diagnoses (cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2-diabetes, dementia, obesity or depression), for participants without reported heart disease, cancer or diabetes at baseline

From: Accelerometry-assessed physical activity and sedentary time and associations with chronic disease and hospital visits - a prospective cohort study with 15 years follow-up

Combined morbidityModel 1Model 2Model 3
n = 1132 / 286 eventsHR95% CIHR95% CIHR95% CI
Sedentary time
 Tertile 11 1 1 
 Tertile 21.331.00, 1.761.070.81, 1.421.070.80, 1.42
 Tertile 31.240.91, 1.681.190.88, 1.621.180.87, 1.61
Light-intensity PA
 Tertile 11 1 1 
 Tertile 21.110.83, 1.471.070.80, 1.421.080.81, 1.43
 Tertile 30.890.67, 1.190.900.67, 1.200.900.67, 1.21
Moderate-to-vigorous PA
 Tertile 11 1 1 
 Tertile 20.640.49, 0.840.900.68, 1.190.900.68, 1.20
 Tertile 30.440.32, 0.590.640.48, 0.870.650.48, 0.88
Total activity counts
 Tertile 11 1 1 
 Tertile 20.900.68, 1.200.940.71, 1.250.940.71, 1.25
 Tertile 30.540.41, 0.730.640.48, 0.860.640.48, 0.86
  1. Cox proportional-hazard models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Model 1: crude. Model 2: adjusted for age, sex, smoking (missing = 5), and education (missing = 4). Model 3: adjusted for model 2 variables plus hypertension and arthritis (missing = 13) at baseline. All models for sedentary time additionally adjusted for wear time. Statistically significant results shown in bold
  2. PA physical activity