Table 3

Adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence interval)$for meeting the different physical activity guidelines by socio-demographic characteristics
5*30 min/day MVPA 3*20 min/day vigorous PA 150 min/week MVPA 75 min/week vigorous PA 500 MET.min/week MVPA PAL 1.75 7*10000 steps/day
Gender
Men 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Women 0.40 (0.25-0.63) 0.49 (0.23-1.06) 0.27 (0.15-0.49) 0.46 (0.26-0.81) 0.33 (0.17-0.62) 0.50 (0.30-0.83) 1.01 (0.54-1.88)
Age
20-34 years 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
35-49 years 0.59 (0.34-1.02) 1.39 (0.51-3.78) 0.28 (0.13-0.62) 1.89 (0.93-3.87) 0.28 (0.12-0.68) 0.48 (0.27-0.86) 0.66 (0.32-1.34)
50-65 years 0.76 (0.40-1.44) 1.53 (0.49-4.76) 0.25 (0.11-0.60) 1.01 (0.42-2.43) 0.39 (0.14-1.04) 0.28 (0.14-0.60) 0.51 (0.21-1.24)
Educational level
College or university 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
High school or less 0.76 (0.47-1.24) 0.37 (0.14-1.01) 0.66 (0.37-1.19) 0.35 (0.17-0.70) 0.63 (0.34-1.18) 1.64 (0.97-2.80) 3.70 (1.98-6.91)
Smoking status
Non-smokers 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Smokers 0.85 (0.46-1.58) 0.40 (0.09-1.78) 0.40 (0.20-0.80) 0.43 (0.16-1.15) 0.62 (0.29-1.33) 0.70 (0.34-1.45) 1.01 (0.45-2.27)
Marital status
Single 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Married/cohabiting/with partner 0.75 (0.34-1.68) 0.88 (0.24-3.29) 0.62 (0.19-2.01) 0.84 (0.32-2.20) 0.40 (0.09-1.80) 2.12 (0.80-5.61) 0.89 (0.31-2.58)
Widowed/divorced 0.99 (0.33-3.01) 1.96 (0.35-10.93) 1.51 (0.33-6.95) 1.55 (0.41-5.90) 0.79 (0.13-5.00) 2.00 (0.52-7.71) 0.57 (0.11-2.88)

$ Multivariate models included gender, age, education level, smoking status and marital status.

MVPA: moderate-to-vigorous physical activity accumulated in 10-min bouts, PA: physical activity accumulated in 10-min bouts.

Scheers et al.

Scheers et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-136

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