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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of covariates associated with OPA prevalence 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)a
Variables Primary schoolchildren Secondary schoolchildren Primary schoolchildren Secondary schoolchildren
Gender (males vs females) < 0.001 0.01 1.25 (1.15–1.37) 1.17 (1.05–1.30)
Father’s participation in OPA (yes vs no) < 0.001 0.03 1.52 (1.310–1.770) 1.16 (1.01–1.32)
Mother’s participation in OPA (yes vs no) < 0.001 0.02 1.79 (1.31–1.77) 1.22 (1.03–1.43)
Obesity (vs normal weight) 0.036 0.37 0.75 (0.58–0.98) 0.91 (0.74–1.12)
Underweight (vs normal weight) NSa 0.04 NS 0.76 (0.59–0.99)
Geographic area (Urban vs rural) NS < 0.01 NS 1.22 (1.09–1.36)
Low SES (vs other categories) < 0.001 < 0.001 0.65 (0.58–0.73) 0.67 (0.59–0.77)
High
SES (vs other categories)
< 0.001 < 0.01 1.38 (1.29–1.48) 1.36 (1.11–1.36)
Age (6–12 years vs 12–15 years) 0.03 NS 0.90 (0.83–0.98) NS
  1. The initial logistic models included, in addition to these, the categorical variable overweight (vs normal weight) for secondary schoolchildren and the interaction between father and mother’s participation in OPA in primary school children
  2. aNon significant