Table 5

Regression analysis. Adjusted odds* of taking part in organised clubs or sports

Risk factor

Adjusted Odd ratio

95%CI


Asian or African Child

0.43

0.35-0.53

Number in household (change for each additional member of the household)

0.92

0.88-0.96

Female child

1.36

1.23-1.5

Education: O'level compared to no qualifications

1.9

1.5-2.5

Education: A'level compared to no qualifications

2.5

1.8-3.6

Education: University compared to no qualifications

3.3

2.4-4.5

No access to car or van

0.6

0.5-0.7

Working mother

0.83

0.75-0.92

Middle income compared to low income

1.1

0.96-1.2

Higher income compared to low income

1.7

1.4-1.9

Area (comparison average area with poor area to raise a child)

1.04

0.84-1.3

Area (comparison of 'excellent' area with 'poor' area to raise a child)

1.4

1.12-1.7

Smoking near child

0.57

0.5-0.67

Mothers age (under 35 compared to over age 35)

1.13

1.03-1.25

Mother overweight or obese (compared to normal weight)

0.9

0.82-0.99

School Readiness Score (for each point improvement on score)

1.22

1.1-1.3

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (for each point increase in difficulties)

0.97

0.96-0.98

Parent plays with child (no qualifications)

2.0

1.5-2.7

Parent plays with child (O'level)

0.62

0.45-0.86

Parent plays with child (A'level)

0.65

0.42-0.99

Parent plays with child (Uni)

0.58

0.4-0.8

Plays physically active games

1.11

1.0-1.2

Takes child to playground

1.11

1.0-1.22

Child watches more than 3 hour TV per day

0.85

0.74-0.97


*Adjusted odds means that they are entered into a regression model together and all the variables are therefore adjusted for the other variables in the model.

Factors no longer related to participating in activities included; walking to school, perceived safety of area, health of parent, access to a garden, area/setting (urban, rural, village).

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

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