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Table 3 Physical activity stratified by Type D personality

From: Type D personality is associated with increased metabolic syndrome prevalence and an unhealthy lifestyle in a cross-sectional Dutch community sample

   Total (n= 1577) Type D (n= 209) Non-Type D (n= 1369) Univariate Multivariate
      χ2 p -value OR (95% CI) p -value
Dutch healthy physical activity norm No 10% 12% 10% 6.85 .03 1.6 (1.0-2.5) .06
  Sometimes 29% 35% 28%    1.5 (1.1-2.0) .02
  Yes 61% 52% 62%    Reference category
Dutch fit norm No 43% 51% 42% 8.95 .01 1.6 (1.1-2.2) .02
  Partly 24% 24% 24%    1.3 (0.9-2.0) .20
  Yes 33% 25% 35%    Reference category
   n = 656 n = 79 n = 627 T p -value F p -value
Average MET score*   6.2 (1.9) 6.0 (1.9) 6.3 (1.9) 1.14 .26 0.103 .75
Average energy expenditure* (kJ)   1702 (1134) 1565 (1239) 1719 (1124) 1.07 .29 0.096 .76
  1. * Only for those people who exercise (n = 656)
  2. Adjusted for age, gender, partner status, higher education
  3. MET = average metabolic energy rate for sport activities