Table 3

Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association of television exposure with physical activity and diet at baseline, n = 15,574.

Medium TV exposure

High TV exposure


OR*

95% CI

OR*

95% CI


Sport index

1.15

1.05, 1.27

1.50

1.36, 1.66

Work index

1.03

0.93, 1.15

1.05

0.94, 1.18

Leisure walking§

1.96

1.78, 2.17

1.60

1.44, 1.78

Leisure biking§

1.38

1.12, 1.71

1.29

1.02, 1.62

Minutes of walking and biking for transportation§

1.04

0.93, 1.17

1.37

1.21, 1.56

Leisure sweating

1.43

1.27, 1.61

1.22

1.08, 1.38

Insufficient activity

1.2

1.09, 1.31

1.40

1.26, 1.55

Fruit & vegetable servings

1.18

1.08, 1.29

1.36

1.24, 1.50

Salty snack servings

1.19

1.09, 1.30

1.37

1.24, 1.51

Sweet servings

1.12

1.03, 1.22

1.26

1.15, 1.38

Sweetened drink servings

1.17

1.07, 1.28

1.29

1.17, 1.42

Total calories

0.93

0.85, 1.01

1.05

0.95, 1.15

Total fat

1.02

0.93, 1.11

1.16

1.05, 1.27

Percent kcal from fat

1.14

1.04, 1.25

1.22

1.11, 1.34

Percent kcal from saturated fat

1.10

1.01, 1.20

1.17

1.06, 1.28


* All models adjusted for baseline values of age, BMI, gender, education, general health, smoking, and race-center using indicator variables with categories

Below median

Above median

§ Often, very often (high) vs. never, seldom, sometimes (low)

Referent: low television exposure

Meyer et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:68   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-68

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