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Table 2 Rates of physical activity among Lebanese adults diagnosed with diabetes and at risk for developing diabetes, 2009

From: Physical activity in adults with and without diabetes: from the ‘high-risk’ approach to the ‘population-based’ approach of prevention

  Baseline population Rates of physical activity  
   Inactive Moderate HEPA  
  N % n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI P-value
Diabetes 187 8.5 104 55.6 48.0–63.0 65 34.8 28.0–42.0 18 9.6 5.8–14.8 <0.001
No Diabetes 2008 91.5 922 45.9 43.7–48.1 617 30.7 28.7–32.8 469 23.4 21.5–25.3
  0 diabetes risk factors* 229 10.4 109 47.6 40.9–54.3 54 23.6 18.2–29.6 66 28.8 23.0–35.1 <0.001
  1 to 2 diabetes risk factors 1111 50.6 513 46.2 43.2–49.1 337 30.3 27.6–33.1 261 23.5 21.0–26.1
  3 to 4 diabetes risk factors 577 26.3 256 44.4 40.3–48.5 197 34.1 30.3–38.2 124 21.5 18.2–25.1
  5 to 6 diabetes risk factors 91 4.1 44 48.4 37.7–59.1 29 31.9 22.5–42.5 18 19.8 12.2–29.5
Total 2195 100 1026 46.7 44.6–48.9 682 31.1 29.1–33.0 487 22.1 20.5–24.0  
  1. *Diabetes risk factors, based on the ADA, included: age ≥ 45 years, BMI≥25 kg/m2, a diagnosis of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease and family history of diabetes.