Table 2

Multivariable-adjusted associations between accelerometry-measured sedentary time, light intensity activity and MVPA, with psychological distress

NModel 1*Model 2†Model 3‡
Tertiles of sedentary time
 Low6491.001.001.00
 Med6491.00 (0.66 to 1.53)1.05 (0.68 to 1.62)1.09 (0.70 to 1.71)
 High6491.52 (0.98 to 2.35)1.59 (1.01 to 2.51)1.74 (1.07 to 2.83)
p Value0.0720.0710.037
Tertiles of light PA time
 Low6491.0001.0001.000
 Med6490.62 (0.42 to 0.92)0.56 (0.37 to 0.84)0.56 (0.37 to 0.84)
 High6490.79 (0.53 to 1.17)0.74 (0.49 to 1.12)0.73 (0.48 to 1.12)
p Value0.0560.0210.020
Tertiles of MVPA
 Low6491.0001.0001.000
 Med6490.67 (0.45 to 0.99)0.81 (0.54 to 1.22)0.90 (0.59 to 1.37)
 High6490.84 (0.55 to 1.28)1.05 (0.68 to 1.62)1.27 (0.80 to 2.04)
p Value0.1300.4320.283
  • *Model 1 adjusted for age, sex and accelerometry wear time.

  • †Model 2 also adjusted for smoking, alcohol, education, BMI and social occupational group employment long-standing illness (non-mental only).

  • ‡Model 3 also adjusted for tertiles of accelerometry-measured MVPA (for sedentary and light PA exposures) or sedentary time (for MVPA exposure).

  • BMI, body mass index; MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; PA, physical activity.