Table 2

Differences in cardiometabolic risk factor percentile scores across the physical activity groups: 6–19 year old 2007/09 Canadian health measures survey participants
Cardiometabolic risk factor Insufficiently active<60 min/day MVPA on average, b (95% CI) ≥60 min/day MVPA on average
Infrequently active≥60 min on 1–4 days, b (95% CI) Frequently active≥60 min on 5–7 days, b (95% CI)
BMI
  Model 1a 5.69 (−0.66, 12.05) −2.59 (−9.63, 4.46) referent
  Model 2b 2.66 (−5.30, 10.62) −3.78 (−12.63, 5.07) referent
Waist circumference
  Model 1a 5.34 (−2.69, 13.36) −3.93 (−10.08, 2.21) referent
  Model 2b 0.65 (−5.20, 6.50) −5.78 (−12.86, 1.30) referent
Systolic blood pressure
  Model 1a 4.19 (0.51, 7.87)c 0.94 (−9.41, 11.29) referent
  Model 2b −3.80 (−12.49, 4.88) −2.21 (−12.88, 8.46) referent
Diastolic blood pressure
  Model 1a 6.45 (2.42, 10.48)c 6.66 (−5.42, 18.75) referent
  Model 2b 2.01 (−5.52, 9.54) 4.91 (−7.16, 16.99) referent
HDL-cholesterol
  Model 1a −6.45 (−12.78, -0.13)c −5.58 (−15.87, 4.72) referent
  Model 2b −3.46 (−14.29, 7.36) −4.40 (−15.42, 6.62) referent
Triglycerides
  Model 1a 1.04 (−1.10, 3.18) 0.90 (−2.09, 3.89) referent
  Model 2b −0.13 (−3.52, 3.26) 0.44 (−3.07, 3.94) referent
Insulin resistance
  Model 1a 5.79 (−0.54, 12.13) 5.29 (0.15, 11.74)c referent
  Model 2b 6.52 (−4.14, 17.17) 6.10 (−0.10, 12.30) referent
Metabolic syndrome
  Model 1a 5.95 (0.15, 11.74)c 5.03 (−2.49, 12.55) referent
  Model 2b 0.65 (−5.27, 6.54) 3.30 (−4.56, 11.16) referent

Data presented as parameter estimate (b) and the 95% confidence interval for these estimates as obtained from generalized linear models predicting percentile scores of cardiometabolic risk factors from the physical activity groups. The Frequently Active group acted as the referent (b = 0.00) for all analyses.

a Model 1 controlled for visible minority status and household income.

b Model 2 controlled for variables in Model 1 + volume of MVPA (average minutes per day).

c Significantly different from referent group (P < 0.05).

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Janssen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:554   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-554

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