Table 4

Characteristics by quintiles of total activity-related energy expenditure (METs/day) among controls in a case control study, Costa Rica, 1994 - 2004
Total activity-related energy expenditure (METs / day)
Variables Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5
N 348 387 429 422 413
Age (Years) 60 58 58 58 57
Female (%) 24 32 31 31 19
Area of residence, %urban 52 43 39 40 25
Income (US$/mo) 601 580 595 562 515
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.96 0.94 0.94 0.95 0.95
Current smoker (%) 22 21 20 17 23
Hypertension (%) 33 32 29 34 24
Diabetes (%) 16 16 13 17 11
Hypercholesterolemia (%) 28 27 25 30 27
Plasma Triglyceride (mg/dl) 162 152 153 149 137
Plasma HDL (mg/dl) 50 50 51 52 51
Saturated fat intake (mg/day) 27 29 26 29 30
Total calorie intake (kcal/day) 2343 2442 2308 2463 2596
TEEa in light indoor activities 4.0 8.8 14.2 17.0 14.0
TEE in light-moderate activities 1.5 2.1 2.5 4.2 13.2
TEE in vigorous activities 0.5 0.8 0.9 1.5 6.5
TEE in Sports 0.4 0.5 0.9 1.2 2.6
TEE in Sleeping 6.2 6.4 6.3 6.4 6.5

a: TEE, total activity-related energy expenditure (METs per day).

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Gong et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:122   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-122

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