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Table 5 Logistic regression of neck and shoulder pain (NSP) in the past month and sedentary activity 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

Sedentary activity Females Males
  Proportion reporting NSP (%) Adjusteda OR (CI) Proportion reporting NSP (%) Adjusteda OR (CI)
Time watching TV     
More than 32 hours/week 36.0 0.66 (0.23–1.87) 22.5 0.72 (0.22–2.33)
>23–32 hours/week 38.6 0.69 (0.28–1.70) 21.1 0.65 (0.22–1.94)
>10–23 hours/week 30.3 0.51 (0.25–1.05) 25.0 0.81 (0.31–2.15)
>6–10 hours/week 32.8 0.59 (0.26–1.35) 19.4 0.59 (0.17–1.97)
6 hours/week or less 47.4 1 29.2 1
Total reading time     
More than 4 hours/week 40.0 1.52 (0.24–9.80) 33.3 1.61 (0.27–9.48)
>2–4 hours/week 37.5 1.36 (0.52–3.59) 37.0 1.89 (0.75–4.81)
>1–2 hours/week 33.8 1.17 (0.57–2.38) 21.1 0.88 (0.35–2.22)
>0–1 hours/week 35.1 1.19 (0.65–2.17) 21.1 0.86 (0.45–1.65)
0 hours/week 30.7 1 23.5 1
Time at computer     
More than 12 hours/week 38.3 1.35 (0.57–3.19) 21.1 0.65 (0.23–1.83)
>6–12 hours/week 30.1 0.90 (0.39–2.09) 22.1 0.70 (0.24–1.99)
>3–6 hours/week 33.3 1.09 (0.48–2.49) 23.6 0.75 (0.26–2.21)
>0–3 hours/week 36.1 1.25 (0.55–2.82) 25.8 0.85 (0.30–2.42)
0 hours/week 33.3 1 29.2 1
Total IT time (TV + computer)     
More than 46 hours/week 18.2 0.52 (0.10–2.73) 25.5 1.28 (0.31–5.35)
>35–46 hours/week 37.8 1.45 (0.59–3.56) 21.4 1.00 (0.24–4.21)
>18–35 hours/week 33.3 1.18 (0.60–2.32) 22.1 1.05 (0.27–4.01)
>12–18 hours/week 40.0 1.60 (0.73–3.50) 31.3 1.69 (0.38–7.46)
12 hours/week or less 30.2 1 21.3 1
  1. a Adjusted for body mass index and smoking.