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Table 3 Age adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals of physical activity levels for having cardiovascular risk factors in 1685 men and 1903 women

From: Self-reported leisure time physical activity: a useful assessment tool in everyday health care

  MVPA OR Men Women
   LPA OR (95% CI) Inactive OR (95% CI) LPA OR (95% CI) Inactive OR (95% CI)
Current smoker 1 2.32 (1.59-3.38) 5.24 (3.34-8.20) 1.96 (1.44-2.68) 4.29 (2.82-6.53)
Triglycerides (≥1.7 mmol/l) 1 2.21 (1.68-2.92) 4.50 (3.08-6.57) 1.52 (1.09-2.13) 3.28 (2.06-5.22)
High density lipoprotein a (mmol/l) 1 1.80 (1.15-2.83) 4.38 (2.59-7.40) 1.24 (0.84-1.85) 2.41 (1.41-4.13)
Waist circumference (≥94 cm men, ≥80 cm women) 1 1.97 (1.55-2.49) 3.76 (2.61-5.43) 1.68 (1.34-2.12) 2.91 (1.94-4.35)
High level of stress at home or work 1 1.28 (0.90-1.83) 3.59 (2.34-5.49) 1.38 (1.04-1.83) 1.25 (0.79-1.98)
Resting heart rate (≥70 bpm) 1 2.24 (1.71-2.94) 2.72 (1.88-3.95) 1.68 (1.33-2.12) 1.96 (1.36-2.82)
Overweight (BMI ≥25kg/m2) 1 1.20 (0.96-1.52) 2.19 (1.51-3.19) 1.84 (1.46-2.32) 2.57 (1.78-3.73)
Plasma-glucose (≥6.1 mmol/l) 1 1.73 (1.11-2.70) 2.11 (1.15-3.86) 1.54 (0.74-3.19) 2.45 (0.94-6.42)
Low density lipoprotein (≥3.0 mmol/l) 1 1.25 (0.98-1.60) 1.79 (1.21-2.65) 1.23 (0.96-1.57) 1.79 (1.18-2.72)
Hypertension (≥150/90 mmHg) 1 1.26 (0.92-1.74) 1.22 (0.75-1.99) 1.25 (0.85-1.85) 1.80 (1.03-3.15)
  1. MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. LPA, light physical activity. a <1.03 mmol/l, men, <1.29 mmol/l, women. bpm, beats per minute. BMI, body mass index.