Table 3

Crude odds for factors associated with taking part in organised exercise

Variable

% taking part in organised activity in the exposed group

% taking part in organised activity in the unexposed group

Odds ratio (exposed/unexposed)


Demographics

Male

Male: 48.3% (3436/7112)

Female: 55.39% (3750/6770)

0.75 (95%CI:0.7 -0.8)

Ethnic group

Asian/African: 24.1% (434/1797)

White: 55.9% (6752/12085)

0.25 (95%CI: 0.22-0.28)

Number in household

Greater than 4: 44.6% (2234/5010)

Equal or less than 4: 55.8 (4952/8872)

0.64 (95%CI:0.59-0.68)


Socio-economics

Family income

Low 31.9% (1012/3165)

Medium: 45.2% (1915/4234)

High: 69.1% (3713/5371)

0.33 (95%CI: 0.3-0.36)

Academic achievement

None: 26.3% (627/2381)

O'level: 48.8% (3000/6148)

A Level: 62.5% (853/1364)

Uni: 71.7% (2586/3608)

A'level: 7.9% (511/6435)

Uni: 15.9% (1022/6435)

0.33 (95% CI: 0.31-0.36)

Access to car or van

Access to car: 57.3 (6147/10736)

No access to car: 26.0% (453/1740)

3.8 (95%: 3.4-4.2)

Employment status

Mother Employed: 61% (4831/7933)

Mother unemployed: 40% (2354/5948)

2.4 (2.22-2.56)


Area

'Good' area to raise children

Excellent: 57.4% (5676/9890)

Moderate: 40.5% (1208/2985)

Poor/very poor: 29.9% (293/980)

2.2 (2.1-2.4)

Area/Setting

Urban: 47.2% (4269/9031)

Town: 60% (527/876)

Village: 66.6% (470/706)

0.59 (95%CI: 0.5-0.68)

Perceived safety of area

Very safe: 53.1% (6939/13081)

Moderate-not safe: 30.8% (247/801)

2.5 (2.2-2.9)

Access to garden

Have access to garden: 53.3% (95%CI: 6746/12653)

No access to garden: 35.7% (435/1220)

2.06 (95%CI: 1.8-2.3)


Parents

Primary carer >35 years of age

Mother added >35: 59.2 (3977/6714)

Mother less than 35 years: 44.8 (3209/7168)

1.8 (95%CI:1.7-1.9)

Health of primary carer

Good: 52.3% (7046/13459)

Fair/poor: 33.1% (140/423)

2.2 (95% CI: 1.8-2.7)

BMI of primary carer >25

BMI > 25: 50.3% (2417/4803)

BMI less than or equal to 25: 55.4 (4009/7232)

0.81 (95%CI: 0.75-0.88)

Smokes near child

Smokes: 32% (637/1993)

Does not smoke: 55.1% (6543/11876)

0.38 (0.34-0.42)


Child

BMI of child (overweight)

Child overweight: 51.6% (1522/2950)

Child not overweight 52.2% (5604/10742)

0.98 (95%CI: 0.9-1.1)

Bracken School Readiness

Score less than 3: 32.5% (497/1531)

Score 3 or more: 54.2 (6689/12351)

0.4 (95%CI: 0.36-0.46)

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire total is >7

Score more than 7: 42.5% (2940/6925)

Score 7 or less: 61% (4246/6957)

0.47(95%CI: 0.44-0.5)

Walking to or from school

Walks: 46.7% (3223/6906)

Drives: 57.3% (3861/6740)

0.65 (95%CI: 0.6-0.7)

Plays sports (with parent)

Plays sports: 57.2% (5440/9530)

Does not play sports: 39.9% (1746/4379)

2.0 (95%CI: 0.88-2.2)

Plays physically active games (with parent)

Plays games: 56.4% (4700/8331)

Does not play games: 44.8% (2484/5546)

1.6 (95%CI: 1.5-1.7)

Go to playground

Goes to playground: 53.8% (4642/8626)

Does not go to playground: 48.4% (2537/5246)

1.2 (95%CI: 1.2-1.3)

More than 3 hours of TV per day

Watches more than 3 hours of TV: 40.7% (851/2089)

Watches less than 3 hours of TV: 53.7% (6333/11788)

0.59 (95%CI: 0.53-0.65)


Brophy et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-14

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