Table 6

Relative risks and 95% CIs of obesity defined as large WC associated with TV viewing and non-TV sedentary time

Age-adjustment and sex-adjustmentFull model adjustment
TV viewing time
 <1 h (N=644)1.001.00
 >1 and <2 h (N=544)1.64 (1.29 to 2.08; p=0.00005)1.60 (1.26 to 2.04; p=0.00014)
 >2 and <3 h (N=201)1.83 (1.35 to 2.47; p=0.00008)1.62 (1.18 to 2.22; p=0.00297)
 >3 h (N=70)1.91 (1.23 to 2.97; p=0.00379)1.63 (1.03 to 2.58; p=0.03762)
Non-TV sedentary time
 <1 h (N=173)1.001.00
 >1 and <2 h (N=408)1.15 (0.77 to 1.73; p=0.49828)1.06 (0.70 to 1.60; p=0.78036)
 >2 and <3 h (N=322)1.49 (0.99 to 2.23; p=0.05454)1.32 (0.88 to 1.98; p=0.18497)
 >3 h (N=556)1.63 (1.12 to 2.38; p=0.01155)1.50 (1.02 to 2.21; p=0.03950)
  • WC >88 cm in women and >102 cm in men.

  • Full model=multivariable-adjustments for age, sex, genetic predisposition, leisure-time physical activity, energy intake, adherence to the recommended diet, and all diet items that are associated with TV viewing, sleep duration, socioeconomic status, smoking and alcohol consumption.

  • WC, waist circumference.