Table 2

Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for engaging in sports activities at least three times a week

Model 1: Demographics

Model 2: Perceived environment

(N = 654)

Model 3: Objective environment

(N = 654)


OR [95% CI]

OR [95% CI]

OR [95% CI]

Gender (referent = male)

0.30 [0.21-0.42]

0.27 [0.19-0.38]

0.28 [0.20-0.40]

Age

0.81 [0.71-0.94]

0.78 [0.68-0.91]

0.82 [0.70-0.95]

Ethnicity (referent = Western)

1.01 [0.72-1.42]

1.08 [0.76-1.53]

1.13 [0.76-1.67]

Educational level (referent = high)

1.06 [0.76-1.48]

1.08 [0.77-1.53]

1.04 [0.73-1.48]

Environment

Parksa, b

1.13 [0.76-1.67]

1.06 [0.83-1.35]

Sports facilitiesa, b

1.73 [1.16-2.56]

0.98 [0.96-1.01]

Bicycle lanesa, c

1.08 [0.76-1.54]

1.15 [0.78-1.70]

Sidewalksa, c

1.08 [0.53-2.21]

0.99 [0.96-1.03]


a For perceived environment, reference is "not available;" b for objective environment, the number counted within a radius of 1500 meters; c for objective environment, the percentage of neighborhood land area. Models 2 and 3 are independent of each other. Bold values are significant.

Prins et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009 6:70   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-6-70

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