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Table 2 Multivariate association between students’ attitude to PA in school and self-reported fitness level, contentment with BP1, gender and scheduled PA

From: A survey of students’ attitudes to implementing physical activity in Danish vocational education schools

Students who highly agree? Self-reported fitness level: fit (reference: Unfit, OR = 1.0) Glad to attend BP1: very glad (reference: not glad, OR = 1.0) Gender: female (reference: male, OR = 1.0) PA scheduled: yes (reference: no, OR = 1.0) Constant
1. It has a positive effect on social well-being in the class (n = 621)
 OR 1.4 1.7 1.1 1.0 0.694
 95% CI 1.0–2.0 1.2–2.3 0.8–1.6 0.7–1.4
 P 0.037 0.003 0.409 0.943
2. It helps me concentrate
 OR 2.3a 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.202
 95% CI 1.7–3.3 1.6–3.2 1.1–2.1 0.8–1.6
 P 0.000 0.000 0.020 0.492
3. It makes it more fun to go to school
 OR 2.0a 2.1 1.4 1.7a 0.164
 95% CI 1.4–2.8 1.5–3.0 1.0–1.9 1.2–2.4
 P 0.000 0.000 0.071 0.002
4. It is a nice break from classroom teaching
 OR 1.5a 2.7 1.4 1.4 0.422
 95% CI 1.0–2.1 2.0–3.8 1.0–1.9 1.0–1.9
 p 0.029 0.000 0.085 0.083
5. I have learned more about health
 OR 1.9a 1.8 1.6a 1.5 0.068
 95% CI 1.3–2.7 1.2–2.8 1.1–2.3 1.0–2.2
 p 0.002 0.005 0.020 0.053
6. It has made me more healthy
 OR 1.6a 1.8a 0.9 1.2 0.609
 95% CI 1.2–2.3 1.2–2.5 0.6–1.2 0.8–1.6
 p 0.003 0.001 0.416 0.387
7. It interrupts my learning
 OR 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.320
 95% CI 0.7–1.9 0.4–0.9 0.4–1.1 0.5–1.5
 p 0.593 0.026 0.135 0.677
8. It is not meaningful to spend time on PA during school
 OR 1.3 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.334
 95% CI 0.8–2.0 0.6–1.4 0.5–1.2 0.7–1.5
 p 0.260 0.583 0.191 0.979
9. It is a good idea
 OR 2.0a 2.2a 1.4 1.5 0.432
 95% CI 1.4–2.8 1.6–3.1 1.0–1.9 1.1–2.1
 p 0.000 0.000 0.071 0.023
  1. Italic values are statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05)
  2. P: p value; OR: odds ratio; 95% CI: confidence interval
  3. a Removing insignificant variables merely changed OR with 0.1–0.4