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Table 6 Odds ratios and 95% CIs for effect of NEET status No Participation in Sporta

From: Cancer-related health behaviours of young people not in education, employment or training (‘NEET’): a cross-sectional study

Variable All NEETs Included Economically Inactive NEETs Excluded
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
UNIVARIATEb
NEET
 No 1.00** 1.00**
 Yes 2.12 (1.80–2.50) 1.54 (1.23–1.92)
FULLY ADJUSTEDb
NEET
 No 1.00** 1.00*
 Yes 1.52 (1.26–1.82) 1.30 (1.03–1.65)
Sex
 Male 0.65 (0.57–0.75) 0.67 (0.58–0.77)
 Female 1.00** 1.00**
Age 1.04* (1.01–1.07) 1.04* (1.01–1.07)
Ethnicity
 White UK & Irish 1.00*  
 Other (incl. gypsy/traveller) 1.22 (1.02–1.47)  
Access to car/van
 Yes 1.00** 1.00*
 No 1.31 (1.13–1.53) 1.29 (1.10–1.52)
Top academic qualification
 Degree or higher 1.00** 1.00**
 HNC/D or equiv (higher education below degree) 1.62 1.18–2.23() 1.54 (1.11–2.13)
 Higher/A-level or equiv (upper school qualification) 1.84 (1.42–2.37) 1.76 (1.36–2.28)
 Standard grade/O-level or equiv (lower school qualification) 2.29 (1.76–2.99) 2.22 (1.69–2.91)
 Foreign or other qualification 2.77 (1.87–4.10) 2.79 (1.82–4.26)
 No educational qualification 2.49 (1.79–3.46) 2.41 (1.68–3.46)
Limiting long-term illness
 Limiting long-term illness 1.22 (0.96–1.54)  
 Non-limiting long-term illness 0.81 (0.64–1.03)  
 No limiting long-term illness 1.00*  
Self-assessed general health
 Very good/good 1.00* 1.00*
 Fair/bad/very bad 1.44 (1.15–1.79) 1.39 (1.11–1.73)
 Survey year   
 2010 1.00* 1.00*
 2011 0.94 (0.81–1.10) 0.91 (0.77–1.08)
 2012 0.79 (0.67–0.94) 0.75 (0.63–0.90)
Survey
 Health Survey for England   1.00*
 Scottish Health Survey   0.84 (0.72–0.97)
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.001
  3. aThe outcome is whether the respondent reported no participation in sporting activities (yes/no)
  4. bUnivariate refers to the model containing NEET status only and fully adjusted is the model containing all significant socio-demographic and health-related characteristics
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