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Table 2 TV viewing, physical activity and incident obesity over 4 years follow-up (N = 3,777)

From: Television viewing time and risk of incident obesity and central obesity: the English longitudinal study of ageing

TV/Physical activity exposure Cases/N Model 1 Model 2
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
TV viewing
<2 hrs/d 29/472 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
≥2 < 4 hrs/d 94/1417 1.08 (0.71, 1.67) 1.02 (0.66, 1.57)
≥4 < 6 hrs/d 71/951 1.23 (0.79, 1.93) 1.08 (0.68, 1.70)
≥6 hrs/d 87/934 1.56 (1.01, 2.42) 1.28 (0.82, 2.01)
p-trend   0.011 0.13
Physical activity
Inactive 68/533 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
Moderate 127/1824 0.50 (0.36, 0.69) 0.53 (0.38, 0.74)
Vigorous 86/1417 0.43 (0.30, 0.60) 0.48 (0.43, 0.70)
p-trend   <0.001 <0.001
  1. Model 1: adjusted for age and sex.
  2. Model 2: adjusted for age, sex, physical activity (or TV viewing), smoking, alcohol, depressive symptoms, long standing illness, disability (impairment in activities of daily living [ADLs]/ instrumental activities of daily living [IADLs]), CV medications.
  3. Analytic sample excludes obese participants at baseline.