Table 1

Predictors for being physically active in leisure time (LTPA) in the 22-year-follow-up
Total Physically active OR for LTPAa 95% CI Adjusted OR for LTPAb 95% CI
n n (%)
Educational status over 22 years
  Remained as highly educated 123 94 (76.4) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Other categories 595 467 (78.5) 1.14 0.72-1.82 1.01 0.50-2.04
Occupational status over 22 years
  Remained as blue-collar 140 114 (81.4) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Remained as lower white-collar 221 168 (76.0) 0.71 0.40-1.26 1.03 0.51-2.08
  Remained as upper white-collar 147 110 (74.8) 0.67 0.38-1.46 0.80 0.34-1.88
  Moved upwards 42 40 (95.2) 4.55 1.03-20.14 5.52 1.16-26.35
  Moved downwards 168 129 (76.8) 0.76 0.43-1.36 1.00 0.50-2.00
Employment status at follow-up
  Retired, part time work, unemployed, other 473 376 (79.5) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Working fulltime 245 185 (75.5) 0.65 0.41-1.03 0.62 0.36-1.04
Baseline occupational physical activity
  High 83 73 (88.0) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Middle 331 262 (79.2) 0.51 0.25-1.06 0.40 0.17-0.95
  Low 304 226 (74.3) 0.39 0.19-0.80 0.27 0.11-0.68
Baseline leisure time physical activity
  No activity 162 95 (58.6) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Irregular activity 341 278 (81.5) 3.20 2.10-4.87 3.26 2.07-5.15
  1-2 types of regular activity 87 66 (75.7) 2.28 1.27-4.11 2.33 1.22-4.47
  3 or more types of regular activity 128 122 (95.3) 14.49 6.02-34.88 13.82 5.50-34.70
Baseline self-rated physical fitness
  Poor or very poor 40 27 (67.5) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Average 270 202 (74.8) 1.45 0.71-2.96 0.90 0.41-2.01
  Fairly good 248 193 (77.8) 1.70 0.82-3.52 0.94 0.41-2.13
  Good 151 132 (87.4) 3.39 1.49-7.73 1.65 0.66-4.15
Change in body mass index over 22 years
  Remained overweight 262 182 (69.5) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Remained healthy weight 201 175 (87.1) 3.16 1.91-5.23 3.19 1.85-5.48
  Change in body mass index 255 204 (80.0) 1.85 1.22-2.82 1.70 1.08-2.69
Smoking status over 22 years
  Remained as smoker 89 63 (70.8) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Remained as non-smoker 363 290 (79.9) 1.72 1.01-2.93 1.37 0.74-2.55
  Changed smoking behavior 266 208 (78.2) 1.48 0.85-2.57 1.55 0.83-2.90
Alcohol consumption over 22 years
  Remained high 118 82 (69.5) 1.00 - 1.00 -
  Remained low 250 202 (80.8) 1.99 1.18-3.34 1.49 0.82-2.73
  Changed consumption 350 277 (79.1) 1.74 1.08-2.80 1.37 0.80-2.36

Participants of the Mini-Suomi cohort (n = 718) who were working and had no limitations in functional capacity at baseline.

a Age and gender adjusted odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). Statistically significant interactions were found between employment status at follow-up and gender (p = 0.03).

b Adjusted for age, gender, and all variables in the table.

Borodulin et al.

Borodulin et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:121   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-121

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