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Table 1 Relationship between habitual activities/eating behaviours and overweight (OW)

From: Television viewing and sleep are associated with overweight among urban and semi-urban South Indian children

Activity/Eating behaviour Tertiles n (%) Median (IQR) OR1 95% CI p OR4 95% CI
Sleep (hours/day) ≤ 8.5 203(33.9) 8 (7.5–8.5) 6.7 1.5, 30.2 0.013 6.8 1.4, 32.1
  8.51–9.5 257 (43) 9 (9–9.5) 3.6 0.8, 16.3 0.09 3.7 0.8, 17.4
  > 9.5 138 (23.1) 10 (10–10.5) 1 - - 1 -
Sedentary activities2 (hours/day) ≤ 7.4 200 (33.4) 6.7 (6.2–7.1) 1 - -   
  7.41–8.9 199(33.3) 8.1(7.8–8.5) 0.6 0.3, 1.5 0.27 - -
  > 8.91 199 (33.3) 10.2(9.5–11.2) 0.9 0.4,2.2 0.91   
Rigorous activities3 (hours/day) ≤ 1.61 195 (32.6) 1 (0.6–1.4) 1.7 0.8, 3.8 0.20   
  1.62–2.61 203 (33.9) 2.0 (1.8–2.3) 0.8 0.3, 2.0 0.65 - -
  > 2.61 200 (33.4) 3.4 (3–4.1) 1 - -   
TV viewing (hours/day) ≤ 0.75 217 (36.3) 0.7 (0.5–0.75) 1 - - 1 -
  0.76–1.5 266 (44.5) 1 (1–1.5) 3.1 0.8, 11.3 0.09 3.1 0.8, 11.4
  > 1.5 115 (19.2) 2 (2–3) 19.6 5.5, 69.4 < 0.001 19.8 5.4, 71.9
Fried foods (frequency/week) ≤ 2.5 199 (33.3) 1 (0.3–2.0) 1 - - 1 -
  2.5–6 199 (33.3) 3.7 (3.0–4.7) 0.5 0.2, 1.6 0.27 0.4 0.1, 1.1
  > 6 200 (33.4) 10.8 (8.0–16.5) 3.1 1.3, 7.6 0.014 1.6 0.7, 3.9
  1. IQR – interquartile range, OR- odds ratio, 95% CI – 95% Confidence Interval, p = level of significance.
  2. 1 ORs were adjusted for age, gender, living location and socioeconomic status.
  3. 2 -includes all sedentary activities at school and home
  4. 3 -includes physical training at school, games at and after school and exercise
  5. 4 -OR were adjusted for age, gender, living location and socioeconomic status and the other significant predictors of overweight in the data