Table 2

Presence of chronic disease by categories of sitting time
Odds (95% CI) of having a chronic disease
Any chronic disease Cancer Heart disease Diabetes High blood pressure
Sitting time model 1a
0 to <4* 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
4 to <6 1.09 1.04 - 1.14 1.07 0.97 - 1.18 1.07 0.99 - 1.16 1.12 1.03 - 1.23 1.06 1.01 - 1.11
6 to <8 1.12 1.07 - 1.18 1.14 1.02 - 1.27 1.13 1.03 - 1.23 1.19 1.08 - 1.31 1.10 1.04 - 1.16
≥8 1.04 0.99 - 1.08 0.98 0.89 - 1.08 0.95 0.88 - 1.03 1.15 1.06 - 1.25 1.04 0.99 - 1.09
Sitting time model 2b
0 to <4* 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
4 to <6 1.07 1.01 - 1.13 1.03 0.92 - 1.16 1.03 0.94 - 1.14 1.04 0.94 - 1.16 1.04 0.98 - 1.11
6 to <8 1.12 1.06 - 1.19 1.13 1.00 - 1.27 1.13 1.02 - 1.25 1.18 1.05 - 1.32 1.08 1.01 - 1.15
≥8 1.12 1.06 - 1.19 1.07 0.95 - 1.19 1.04 0.95 - 1.15 1.25 1.13 - 1.38 1.09 1.03 - 1.15
Sitting time model 3c
0 to <4* 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
4 to <6 1.06 1.00 - 1.12 1.02 0.91 - 1.15 1.01 0.92 - 1.11 1.03 0.92 - 1.14 1.03 0.97 - 1.09
6 to <8 1.10 1.03 - 1.16 1.10 0.97 - 1.24 1.08 0.98 - 1.20 1.15 1.03 - 1.28 1.06 0.99 - 1.13
≥8 1.09 1.03 - 1.15 1.03 0.92 - 1.16 0.99 0.90 - 1.08 1.21 1.09 - 1.33 1.06 1.00 - 1.12

* Reference category.

a Unadjusted odds for sitting time alone.

b Adjusted for physical activity, age, pre-tax household income, educational qualification, smoking status, and BMI.

c Adjusted for physical activity, age, pre-tax household income, educational qualification, smoking status, BMI and functional limitation.

George et al.

George et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:20   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-20

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