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Table 6 Unadjusted logistic regression examining the association between the use of exercise and risk factors for CKP

From: What influences general practitioners’ use of exercise for patients with chronic knee pain? Results from a national survey

Risk factor Agreement with item being risk factor Not using exercise (%) Using exercise (%) Odds ratio (95% CI) for use of exercise
Non-modifiable
Hereditary/runs in the family Neither agree or disagree 30 (12%) 212 (87%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 25 (13%) 163 (87%) 0.92 (0.52,1.63)
(Strongly) agree 47 (12%) 338 (88%) 1.02 (0.62,1.66)
Ageing Neither agree or disagree 8 (13%) 53 (87%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 1 (5%) 18 (95%) 2.72 (0.32,23.24)
(Strongly) agree 95 (13%) 653 (87%) 1.04 (0.48,2.25)
Changes consistent with OA seen on x-ray Neither agree or disagree 22 (10%) 207 (90%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 9 (12%) 67 (88%) 0.79 (0.35,1.80)
(Strongly) agree 73 (14%) 447 (86%) 0.65 (0.39,1.08)
Modifiable
Accident or injury Neither agree or disagree 7 (22%) 25 (78%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0.98 (0.17,5.82)
(Strongly) agree 94 (12%) 693 (88%) 2.06 (0.87,4.90)
A person’s own mental attitude Neither agree or disagree 23 (14%) 140 (86%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 17 (22%) 61 (78%) 0.59 (0.29, 1.18)
(Strongly) agree 64 (11%) 518 (89%) 1.33 (0.80,2.22)
A person’s emotional state Neither agree or disagree 19 (14%) 115 (86%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 12 (17%) 59 (83%) 0.81 (0.37,1.79)
(Strongly) agree 73 (12%) 549 (88%) 1.24 (0.72,2.14)
Sport Neither agree or disagree 18 (14%) 108 (86%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 7 (10%) 60 (90%) 1.43 (0.57,3.62)
(Strongly) agree 79 (13%) 553 (88%) 1.17 (0.67,2.03)
Being overweight/obese Neither agree or disagree 0 (0%) 3 (100%) - - -
(Strongly) disagree 0 (0%) 3 (100%) - - -
(Strongly) agree 103 (13%) 719 (88%) - - -
Manual work Neither agree or disagree 18 (11%) 144 (89%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 9 (15%) 53 (86%) 0.74 (0.31,1.74)
(Strongly) agree 77 (13%) 527 (87%) 0.86 (0.50,1.48)
  1. CI confidence interval, OA osteoarthritis