Table 1

Prevalence of depressive symptoms according to quintiles groups of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness and physical activity
Male Female
HSCL-25 - 1.75 HSCL-25 - 1.75
% (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Cardiorespiratory fitness, heart rate after step test, beats/min
Q1 (161–197) 11.4 (8.9-14.4) Q1 (166–199) 13.2 (10.5-16.4)
Q2 (152–160) 8.5 (6.3-11.2) Q2 (157–165) 15.4 (12.6-18.7)
Q3 (143–151) 10.6 (8.4-13.4) Q3 (148–156) 15.6 (12.9-18.8)
Q4 (134–142) 11.3 (8.8-14.4) Q4 (137–147) 17.1 (14.2-20.5)
Q5 (76–133) 7.8 (5.9-10.4) Q5 (74–136) 17.9 (15.0-21.3)
P = 0.163* P = 0.255*
Muscular fitness, trunk extension test, s
Q1 (1–120) 14.8 (12.1-18.0) Q1 (10–125) 20.7 (17.6-24.2)
Q2 (121–147) 11.3 (8.9-14.3) Q2 (126–165) 17.3 (14.3-20.7)
Q3 (148–177) 10.3 (8.0-13.2) Q3 (166–211) 14.6 (11.9-17.8)
Q4 (178–214) 6.7 (4.9-9.1) Q4 (212–240) 13.8 (11.9-16.0)
Q5 (215–240) 7.5 (5.5-10.0)
P < 0.001* P = 0.002*
Muscular fitness, handgrip test, kg
Q1 (15.8-42.4) 14.4 (11.7-17.6) Q1 (3.3-23.6) 15.1 (12.5-18.2)
Q2 (42.5-47.5) 10.9 (8.6-13.8) Q2 (23.7-26.6) 15.2 (12.5-18.3)
Q3 (47.6-51.7) 9.4 (7.2-12.1) Q3 (26.7-29.3) 16.7 (13.9-19.9)
Q4 (51.8-56.3) 8.6 (6.5-11.3) Q4 (29.4-32.3) 15.7 (13.0-18.9)
Q5 (56.4-99.0) 8.0 (6.0-10.6) Q5 (32.4-90.5) 18.5 (15.6-21.8)
P = 0.004* P = 0.485*
Physical activity, MET-hours/week
Q1 (≤1.6) 17.9 (15.4-20.7) Q1 (≤3.7) 21.3 (18.8-24.0)
Q2 (1.7-7.4) 11.3 (9.3-13.8) Q2 (3.8-9.4) 18.9 (16.4-21.6)
Q3 (7.5-13.7) 9.6 (7.8-11.8) Q3 (9.5-15.5) 15.7 (13.4-18.3)
Q4 (13.8-26.1) 9.5 (7.7-11.8) Q4 (15.6-26.1) 15.0 (12.8-17.4)
Q5 (26.2-84.0) 8.8 (7.0-11.0) Q5 (26.2-84.0) 15.7 (13.3-18.3)
P < 0.001* P = 0.001*

HSCL-25 = Hopkins’ Symptom Checklist-25, cut-off point 1.75.

95% CI = 95% confidence interval.

MET = metabolic equivalent.

Q = quintile of corresponding physical activity or fitness variable.

*Chi-Square-test p-values.

Suija et al.

Suija et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:535   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-535

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