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Table 9 Associations between NSP and health behaviour variables in 14 to 16 year old Finnish adolescents

From: Low back and neck and shoulder pain in members and non-members of adolescents’ sports clubs: the Finnish Health Promoting Sports Club (FHPSC) study

   NSPa Frequent NSPb
Variables Category Boys (n = 768) Girls (n = 856) Boys (n = 768) Girls (n = 856)
   ORc 95 % CI ORc 95 % CI ORc 95 % CI ORc 95 % CI
Screen timed   1.05 (1.001.10) 1.03 (0.98–1.07) 1.03 (0.98–1.09) 1.02 (0.98–1.06)
Leisure time PAe Approx. <30 min/week 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent)
Approx. 1–3 h/week 0.81 (0.40–1.65) 1.37 (0.80–2.33) 1.94 (0.53–7.11) 1.29 (0.69–2.39)
  Approx. 4–6 h/week or more 0.79 (0.37–1.66) 1.07 (0.60–1.90) 1.27 (0.31–5.15) 1.23 (0.62–2.41)
Sports club membership No 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent)
Yes 1.09 (0.72–1.65) 0.76 (0.53–1.10) 0.64 (0.30–1.37) 0.52 (0.330.82)
Use of alcohol <1 x month 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent)
  1 x month 1.70 (0.91–3.17) 1.84 (0.97–3.49) 1.46 (0.47–4.54) 1.34 (0.68–2.62)
  ≥2–3 x month 2.75 (1.295.83) 1.52 (0.77–2.99) 2.73 (0.92–8.09) 0.96 (0.45–2.06)
Smoking No 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent) 1 (referent)
  Yes 1.36 (0.76–2.43) 1.65 (1.04–2.59) 1.56 (0.61–3.98) 1.42 (0.87–2.32)
  1. Statistically significant results are indicated in bold
  2. aNSP more than once a month during the last 3 months
  3. bNSP at least once a week during the last 3 months
  4. cBinary logistic regression was used and all variables were included in the same model. Analyses were adjusted by age, BMI, chronic diseases, smoking, school attainment level
  5. dTV, computer, computer/console games, phone, tablet use, OR calculated per additional hour of screen time
  6. eIntensity: breathlessness and sweating