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Table 3 TV viewing, physical activity and incident central obesity (men, waist >102 cm; women >88 cm) over 4 years follow-up (N = 2947)

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 OR (95% CI) Model 2 OR (95% CI)
TV viewing
<2 hrs/d 69/402 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
≥2 < 4 hrs/d 230/1134 1.20 (0.89, 1.62) 1.19 (0.88, 1.61)
≥4 < 6 hrs/d 162/699 1.40 (1.02, 1.92) 1.25 (0.90, 1.73)
≥6 hrs/d 193/712 1.71 (1.26, 2.34) 1.48 (1.07, 2.03)
p-trend   <0.001 0.015
Physical activity
Inactive 129/405 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
Moderate 334/1374 0.69 (0.54, 0.88) 0.81 (0.63, 1.06)
Vigorous 191/1168 0.43 (0.33, 0.56) 0.54 (0.40, 0.72)
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 centrally obese participants at baseline.