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Table 3 | Multivariable logistic regression of simple physical activity index and more than 20 hospital days in subgroups after 20 years follow-up

From: Usual physical activity and subsequent hospital usage over 20 years in a general population: the EPIC-Norfolk cohort

 Inactive
(n = 7559) (ref)
Any-activity
(n = 17,455) OR (95% CI)a
Men and women
 Men (n = 11,228)10.92 (0.84–1.01)
 Women (n = 13,786)10.87 (0.80–0.95)
By age above and below 65 years
 Younger than 65 years (n = 17,372)10.86 (0.80–0.93)
 65 years and older (n = 7642)10.91 (0.83–1.01)
Manual and non-manual social class
 Non-manual (n = 14,717)10.89 (0.82–0.97)
 Manual (n = 9752)10.89 (0.81–0.99)
By level of education
 Higher level (n = 15,866)10.91 (0.84–0.98)
 Lower level (n = 9130)10.87 (0.78–0.95)
By smoking status
 Former or never smoker (n = 21,892)10.88 (0.83–0.95)
 Current smoker (n = 2904)10.97 (0.82–1.16)
By level of body mass index
 BMI ≤ 30 kg/m2 (n = 21,158)10.90 (0.84–0.97)
 BMI > 30 kg/m2 (n = 3803)10.86 (0.75–1.00)
Prevalent disease
 No reported chronic disease (n = 22,721)10.90 (0.84–0.96)
 Self-report chronic disease (n = 2254)10.94 (0.78–1.14)
Survival to end of follow-up
 Alive after March 2019 (n = 15,919)10.90 (0.82–0.98)
 Died prior to March 2019 (n = 9095)10.99 (0.90–1.10)
Excluding first five years
 Admissions 2004–2019 (n = 23,487)10.93 (0.87–1.00)
  1. a Adjusted for age, sex, manual social class, lower education level, current cigarette smoker, body mass index > 30 kg/m2.