Skip to main content

Table 4 Associations between individual and social environmental factors with sedentary time, LPA and MVPA spent in POS

From: Factors related with public open space use among adolescents: a study using GPS and accelerometers

Individual factors Gamma model sedentary time Gamma model LPA Gamma model MVPA
Exp. B 95% CI Exp. B 95% CI Exp. B 95% CI
Gender (ref = male) 0.89 0.63–1.27 0.73 0.53–1.00 0.57** 0.41–0.80
Education (ref = general)
 Vocational 1.43 0.85–2.40 0.71 0.42–1.19 0.74 0.44–1.24
 Technical 1.11 0.62–2.00 0.93 0.51–1.67 0.72 0.40–1.29
Age 1.08 0.91–1.29 0.98 0.82–1.16 0.96 0.80–1.15
Ethnicity (ref = Belgium) 1.12 0.78–1.61 1.09 0.74–1.60 0.96 0.64–1.42
Sport club membership (ref = yes) 0.94 0.66–1.36 0.75 0.52–1.09 0.83 0.57–1.19
  1. The Gamma models (Exp. B) estimated the proportional difference in sedentary time, LPA and MVPA in POS associated with a one-unit difference in the independent variables for adolescents that had used a POS. Analyses were controlled for mean temperature, residence, POS visits/day, total wear time (mean min/day), total time in POS and amount of days. All Gamma models were fitted using the log link function
  2. LPA light-intensity physical activity, MVPA moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, Exp. B exponent of B, POS public open space, ref reference category, min minutes, ° = α < 0.1 = trend towards significance
  3. **α < 0.01