Table 10

Logistic regression analysis of socio-demographic factors associated with physical activity > twice a week among Pakistani primary school children (n = 1860)

Physical activity > twice a week (n = 988)a


Characteristics

Crude OR (95% CI)

Adjusted OR (95% CI)b


Area and socioeconomic status (SES)

Urban, high SES

Ref.

Ref.

Urban, middle SES

1.04 (0.81-1.35)

1.01 (0.75-1.35)

Urban, low SES

1.07 (0.83-1.39)

1.11 (0.81-1.53)

Rural, low/disadvantaged SES

2.01 (1.55-2.62)

2.51 (1.71-3.68)

Neighborhood income

Low

1.42 (1.08-1.86)*

0.81 (0.55-1.19)

Middle

1.11 (0.85-1.44)

1.09 (0.80-1.47)

High

Ref.

Ref.


P < 0.001, *P < 0.05

aPhysical activity included running or jogging, cycling, housework or yard work, and sports involving physical movement (see details in methods)

bThe model is controlled for age and gender

Mushtaq et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:130   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-130

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