Table 3 Multivariable associations of childhood, adult and life-course socioeconomic position and area deprivation with hours of physical activity in British women aged 60–79 years, N  =  4286 with multivariate imputed datasets
Odds ratio (95% CI) of being more physically active
Age adjustedAge and other SEP/deprivation adjusted*Age, other SEP/deprivation, smoking, BMI, CVD and respiratory disease
Per increase of one indicator of childhood SEP0.85 (0.81 to 0.89)0.93 (0.89 to 0.98)0.94 (0.90 to 0.99)
Per increase of one indicator of adult SEP0.76 (0.72 to 0.80)0.81 (0.76 to 0.85)0.84 (0.79 to 0.90)
Per increase of one indicator of all life-course SEP0.87 (0.84 to 0.89)0.89 (0.86 to 0.91)0.91 (0.89 to 0.94)
Per increase in fifths of area deprivation0.84 (0.80 to 0.88)0.89 (0.85 to 0.94)0.92 (0.87 to 0.96)
  • BMI, Body mass index; CVD, cardiovascular disease; SEP, socioeconomic position.

  • *Mutual adjustment for other socioeconomic position/deprivation measures: childhood socioeconomic position adjusted for adult socioeconomic position and area deprivation; adult socioeconomic position adjusted for childhood socioeconomic position and area deprivation; area deprivation adjusted for life-course socioeconomic position.

  • Results obtained from ordinal logistic regression.