Table 3 Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals of meeting the current physical activity recommendations by cardiovascular medication status
ModelCardiovascular medication status
Unmedicated (Referent) (n = 17 002)Medicated (n = 3104)Trend p value
1*1 (N/A)0.72 (0.66 to 0.79)<0.001
2†1 (N/A)0.73 (0.67 to 0.80)<0.001
3‡1 (N/A)0.89 (0.81 to 0.99)0.028
  • Respondents with no self-reported diagnosis of coronary heart disease (angina or myocardial infarction) or stroke.

  • *Adjusted for sex and age; †as model 1 plus ethnicity, social class, marital status, occupational physical activity, smoking and general household questionnaire score; ‡as model 2 plus non-cardiovascular long-standing illness, self-reported general health status, doctor-diagnosed diabetes, body mass index class and hypertension (doctor-diagnosed or based on survey readings).

  • N/A, no 95% confidence intervals are applicable as this is the referent category.