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Table 4 Change in Risk Factor per Standard Deviation Change in Physical Activity* NHANES 2003-2006, ages 20-65 y (n = 3,168)

From: Assessing Physical Activity and its Relationship to Cardiovascular Risk Factors: NHANES 2003-2006

Variable Systolic BP (mmHg) Diastolic BP (mmHg) Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) Plasma Glucose** (mg/dL) Hypertension*** OR Diabetes*** OR
Mean Counts per min -0.68 -0.34 0.20 1.56 -1.48 0.78 0.64
Mod & Vig Activity (min/d in 1-min bouts) -0.74 -0.07 -0.21 1.49 -1.85 0.81 0.50
  1. *Adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity and body mass index
  2. ** Plasma glucose concentration adjusted by fasting sampling weights; plasma glucose sample size: n = 1447 total sample
  3. ***Odds ratio per standard deviation change in physical activity