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Table 2 Meta-analysis of the association between different demographic, macroeconomic, and human development factors and sitting time (third tertile vs. first tertile)

From: Macroeconomic, demographic and human developmental correlates of physical activity and sitting time among South American adults

  Men Women
OR (95%CI) % Weight I2 OR (95%CI) % Weight I2
Total population
 Overall 0.94 (0.81–1.08) 100.00 0.0% (p = 0.741) 0.97 (0.83–1.14) 100.00 0.0% (p = 0.780)
 Argentina 0.87 (0.72–1.06) 56.47   0.91 (0.71–1.16) 42.75  
 Brazil 1.05 (0.81–1.35) 32.90   1.07 (0.83–1.38) 39.27  
 Chile 0.95 (0.59–1.53) 9.64   0.92 (0.62–1.35) 19.88  
 Peru 1.02 (0.23–4.46) 0.99   1.33 (0.29–6.18) 1.10  
Population density
 Overall 1.04 (0.85–1.29) 100.00 34.5% (p = 0.205) 1.10 (0.94–1.28) 100.00 0.0% (p = 0.413)
 Argentina 1.02 (0.85–1.23) 47.16   1.12 (0.89–1.42) 44.70  
 Brazil 1.20 (0.94–1.52) 38.01   1.18 (0.92–1.50) 41.38  
 Chile 0.90 (0.54–1.52) 13.12   0.88 (0.57–1.36) 13.02  
 Peru 0.26 (0.05–1.24) 1.71   0.39 (0.07–2.01) 0.90  
Gross Domestic Product
 Overall 1.09 (0.94–1.25) 100.00 0.0% (p = 0.392) 0.99 (0.84–1.17) 100.00 2.8% (p = 0.378)
 Argentina 1.19 (0.99–1.44) 59.29   1.18 (0.91–1.53) 40.13  
 Brazil 0.95 (0.73–1.22) 31.40   0.86 (0.67–1.11) 42.26  
 Chile 1.00 (0.61–1.63) 8.44   0.95 (0.63–1.43) 16.39  
 Peru 0.57 (0.12–2.58) 0.88   0.80 (0.17–3.70) 1.22  
Human Development Pruduct
 Overall 1.00 (0.85–1.18) 100.00 0.0% (p = 0.841) 0.94 (0.77–1.14) 100.00 15.2% (p = 0.316)
 Argentina 1.08 (0.85–1.36) 48.51   1.18 (0.88–1.57) 34.78  
 Brazil 0.92 (0.70–1.19) 38.56   0.82 (0.64–1.06) 41.99  
 Chile 0.99 (0.62–1.60) 11.79   0.85 (0.58–1.26) 21.70  
 Peru 0.87 (0.19–4.05) 1.13   0.95 (0.20–4.55) 1.53  
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval. The third tertile represents the highest tertile and the first tertile represents the lowest