Table 1.

Prevalence estimates of, and adjusted odds ratios for demographic factors associated with, achievement of physical activity criteria

Predictor150 min/wk—5 sessions
420 min/wk—at least moderate
210 min/wk—vigorous
% (95% CI)Adj OR (95% CI)% (95% CI)Adj OR (95% CI)% (95% CI)Adj OR (95% CI)
Sample46.1 (44.5-47.7)26.0 (24.6-27.4)10.3 (9.3-11.3)
Gender
    Male46.8 (44.3-49.3)1.00 (—)29.7 (27.4-32.0)1.00 (—)13.7 (12.0-15.4)1.00 (—)
    Female45.5 (43.3-47.7)0.93 (0.81-1.06)22.4 (20.6-24.2)0.72* (0.62-0.84)7.0 (5.9-8.11)0.51* (0.40-0.64)
Age
    <3057.8 (54.0-61.6)1.00 (—)35.8 (32.1-39.5)1.00 (—)18.8 (15.8-21.8)1.00 (—)
    30-4442.0 (39.2-44.8)0.59* (0.48-0.72)23.3 (20.9-25.7)0.54* (0.44-0.67)10.8 (9.0-12.6)0.57* (0.43-0.75)
    45-5941.3 (38.2-44.4)0.50* (0.41-0.62)21.6 (19.0-24.2)0.52* (0.42-0.65)5.4 (4.0-6.8)0.30* (0.21-0.42)
    60+43.6 (40.0-47.2)0.61* (0.49-0.77)22.8 (19.8-25.8)0.58* (0.46-0.74)3.4 (2.1-4.7)0.17* (0.11-0.28)
Educational attainment
    <Year 1238.9 (36.2-41.6)1.00 (—)20.7 (18.5-22.9)1.00 (—)6.1 (4.8-7.4)1.00 (—)
    Year 12/diploma48.5 (45.8-51.2)1.20 (1.02-1.42)28.9 (26.4-31.4)1.26 (1.04-1.52)13.1 (11.3-14.9)1.56 (1.14-2.13)
    Degree52.5 (49.4-55.6)1.67* (1.41-1.99)29.0 (26.2-31.8)1.45* (1.19-1.77)11.8 (9.8-13.8)1.81* (1.31-2.50)
  • NOTE: Weights were used to obtain estimates of prevalence that were representative of the national population. No significant two- or three-way interaction effects were observed.

  • Abbreviations: Adj OR, adjusted odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

  • * P < 0.001 in relation to reference categories.

  • P < 0.05 in relation to reference categories.