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Table 3 Logistic regression of neck/shoulder pain (NSP) in the past month and physical activity level for females (n = 351) and males (n = 292), expressed as odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals (CI)

From: Neck/shoulder pain in adolescents is not related to the level or nature of self-reported physical activity or type of sedentary activity in an Australian pregnancy cohort

Physical activity level Females Males
  Proportion reporting NSP (%) Adjusteda OR (CI) Proportion reporting NSP (%) Adjusteda OR (CI)
Sedentary (1 MET)     
More than 75 hours/week 28.6 0.64 (0.31–1.33) 26.5 0.94 (0.39–2.27)
>70–75 hours/week 21.7 *0.44 (0.23–0.85) 13.0 *0.38 (0.15–0.96)
>65–70 hours/week 38.6 1 27.8 1
>60 to 65 hours/week 46.8 1.37 (0.76–2.47) 27.0 0.96 (0.48–1.88)
60 hours/week or less 26.9 0.59 (0.23–1.53) 16.7 0.51 (0.18–1.48)
Light (>1–3 METs)     
More than 95 hours/week 36.4 1.40 (0.69–2.85) 20.0 0.79 (0.32–1.94)
>90–95 hours/week 44.1 1.79 (0.96–3.30) 25.0 1.06 (0.45–2.45)
>80–90 hours/week 28.9 1 23.8 1
>70–80 hours/week 35.5 1.35 (0.73–2.51) 24.6 1.04 (0.51–2.13)
70 hours/week or less 38.9 1.72 (0.61–4.84) 22.9 0.96 (0.38–2.38)
Moderate (>3–6 METs)     
More than 18 hours/week 41.7 1.49 (0.71–3.14) 24.3 1.14 (0.48–2.71)
>12–18 hours/week 35.5 1.09 (0.60–1.99) 21.6 0.97 (0.40–2.36)
>5–12 hours/week 34.2 1 22.1 1
>3–5 hours/week 25.0 0.66 (0.30–1.44) 22.2 1.02 (0.45–2.34)
3 hours/week or less 33.3 0.99 (0.40–2.45) 29.2 1.45 (0.68–3.10)
Vigorous (> 6 METs)     
More than 8 hours/week 37.9 1.25 (0.52–2.99) 29.1 1.29 (0.56–2.95)
>4–8 hours/week 33.9 0.99 (0.49–1.98) 15.5 0.56 (0.23–1.37)
>2–4 hours/week 33.0 1 24.4 1
>0–2 hours/week 30.7 0.90 (0.50–1.64) 28.9 1.24 (0.49–3.19)
0 hours/week 41.1 1.40 (0.69–2.82) 20.7 0.79 (0.25–2.44)
  1. a Adjusted for body mass index and smoking.
  2. * Statistically significant association (p < 0.05)