Table 3

Predictors of doctors’ always ask and advise on physical activity: results of stepwise multivariate logistic regression analysis

VariableAlways ask and advise (%)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Previous participation in sports activities
 Yes40.34.22 (1.77 to 10.04)
Number of patients consulted per day
 ≤3030.45.35 (1.41 to 20.25)
Believes that own healthy lifestyle can influence advice practice
 Yes34.39.13 (2.49 to 33.41)
  • The variables included but dropped during stepwise logistic regression analysis were age, sex, workplace, category of practice, level of PA and knowledge on WHO recommendation for PA.

  • PA, physical activities.