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Table 3 Cross-sectional association of intra- and interpersonal factors for insufficient physical activity (IPA) in 65–75-years-olds

From: Cross-sectional and longitudinal factors influencing physical activity of 65 to 75-year-olds: a pan European cohort study based on the survey of health, ageing and retirement in Europe (SHARE)

  Male (n = 1761) Female (n = 2085)
Prevalence odds ratio 95%-confidence interval Prevalence odds ratio 95%-confidence interval
Intrapersonal factors
 Age in years 1.04** 1.01–1.07 1.05*** 1.02–1.09
 Higher Education (yes/no) 0.57*** 0.46–0.70 0.51*** 0.41–0.64
 Books at the age of 10 years (yes/no) 0.57*** 0.47–0.70 0.53*** 0.44–0.66
 Difficult financial situation of household (yes/no) 1.60*** 1.26–2.03 1.58*** 1.26–1.97
 Number of chronic diseases 1.34*** 1.23–1.45 1.31*** 1.21–1.42
 Depression (yes/no) 1.24*** 1.13–1.35 1.17*** 1.09–1.25
 Hospitalization in the last 12 months (yes/no) 1.36* 1.05–1.77 2.18*** 1.59–2.98
 Grip strength in kg 0.95*** 0.94–0.96 0.96*** 0.94–0.97
 Limitations in the Activities of Daily Living (yes/no) 2.88*** 1.88–4.39 2.45*** 1.64–3.68
 Body Mass Index (BMI) in kg/m2 1.05*** 1.03–1.08 1.05*** 1.03–1.08
Interpersonal factors
 Marital Status
  Married reference   reference  
  Never married 1.92** 1.17–3.15 1.56 0.95–2.58
  Divorced 0.94 0.62–1.44 0.65** 0.46–0.91
  Widowed 2.07** 1.27–3.39 1.21 0.93–1.57
 Household size 1.06 0.93–1.22 1.03 0.90–1.18
 Partner in household (yes/no) 0.59*** 0.44–0.79 0.93 0.76–1.14
 Size of family network 0.94** 0.90–0.99 0.98 0.94–1.03
 Number of grandchildren 0.96** 0.94–0.98 1.00 0.98–1.02
 Size of social network1 0.88*** 0.81–0.95 0.88** 0.81–0.95
 Perceived social support1 1.44* 1.01–2.07 1.32 0.98–1.78
 Perceived quality of social network1 0.97 0.89–1.05 0.98 0.90–1.06
  1. * p-value< 0.05; ** p-value< 0.01; *** p-value< 0.001
  2. 1These variables are only available from wave 4 on in SHARE. Therefore, these were only used as an addition for the cross-sectional analyses to the interpersonal variables present in wave 1