Table 4

Odds of being active at 20-year follow-up according to duration of sport participation at baseline (n=2969)

NModel 1Model 2
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Sports participation duration
Not participating at baseline17861.01.0
≤4 years2622.4 (1.8 to 3.2)2.3 (1.7 to 3.2)
5–11 years3313.0 (2.2 to 4.0)2.9 (2.2 to 3.9)
12–24 years2904.4 (3.1 to 6.2)4.3 (3.1 to 6.0)
≥25 years3005.0 (3.6 to 7.1)4.8 (3.4 to 6.8)
p Value for trend*<0.001<0.001
  • Model 1 adjusted for baseline age. Model 2 additionally adjusted for social class, body mass index and smoking status at baseline.

  • *Tests for linear trend were conducted by entering sports duration as a continuous variable into regression models.