Skip to main content

Table 3 Significant results for at least one school level from univariate analysis and interactions effects analysis of covariates associated with prevalence of OPA in the primary and secondary schools children, Greece

From: Effects of Body Mass Index (BMI), demographic and socioeconomic factors on organized physical activity (OPA) participation in children aged 6-15 years: a cross-sectional study comparing primary and secondary school children in Greece

  P value OR (95% CI)
Variables Primary schoolchildren Secondary schoolchildren Primary schoolchildren Secondary schoolchildren
Gender (males vs females) < 0.001 < 0.001 1.25 (1.16–1.34) 1.16(1.04–1.30)
Father’s participation in OPA (yes vs no) < 0.001 < 0.001 1.51 (1.41–1.62) 1.24 (1.10–1.39)
Mother’s participation in OPA
(yes vs no)
< 0.001 0.01 1.32 (1.18–1.47) 1.176
(1.05–1.32)
Obesity (vs normal weight) 0.03 0.04 0.83 (0.74–0.95) 0.87 (0.77–0.98)
Overweight (vs normal weight) 0.17 0.06 0.84 (0.66–1.02) 0.80 (0.64–1.01)
Underweight (vs normal weight) 0.70 0.03 1.82 (0.81–4.16) 0.75 (0.62–0.90)
Geographic area (Urban vs rural) 0.32 < 0.001 0.92 (0.52–1.04) 1.60 (1.486–1.713)
Low SES (vs other categories) < 0.001 < 0.001 0.44 (0.39–0.49) 0.68 (0.56–0.80)
High SES (vs other categories) < 0.001 < 0.001 1.84 (1.68–2.03) 1.12 (1.09–1.16)
Age (6–12 years vs 12–15 years) < 0.001 0.54 0.87 (0.81–0.94) 0.82 (0.43–1.56)
Father’s participation in OPA * Mother’s participation in OPA 0.03 0.06 1.16(1.05–1.40) 1.25 (0.99-1.46)