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Table 3 Partial correlation coefficients between physical activity parameters & measures of adiposity by site & sex

From: A mixed ecologic-cohort comparison of physical activity & weight among young adults from five populations of African origin

  Ghana South Africa Jamaica Seychelles United States
BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat
Men
Sample Size 180 230 223 214 229
Mean Activity Counts (ct/min) -0.28*** -0.21** -0.36*** 0.04 -0.01 0.02 -0.11 -0.14* -0.17* -0.22*** -0.26*** -0.26*** -0.24*** -0.23*** -0.30***
MVPA** (min/d in 1-min bouts) -0.25*** -0.17* -0.30*** 0.04 0.03 0.04 -0.12 -0.12 -0.16* -0.24*** -0.28*** -0.27*** -0.27*** -0.24*** -0.33***
MVPA (min/d in 10-min bouts) -0.17* -0.15* -0.21** 0.08 0.08 0.11 -0.11 -0.11 -0.13 -0.27*** -0.30*** -0.30*** -0.25*** -0.24*** -0.30***
Sedentary Time (min/d in 1-min bouts) 0.11 0.06 0.14 0.08 0.03 0.05 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.02 -0.08 -0.06 -0.03 -0.06 -0.06
Women
Sample Size 269 264 232 237 241
Mean Activity Counts (ct/min) -0.14* -0.18** -0.19** -0.08 -0.05 -0.07 -0.17* -0.17** -0.15* 0.003 0.01 -0.03 -0.12 -0.11 -0.14*
MVPA** (min/d in 1-min bouts) -0.06 -0.13* -0.11 -0.12* -0.08 -0.09 -0.15* -0.16* -0.13 -0.01 -0.02 -0.04 -0.16* -0.14* -0.20**
MVPA (min/d in 10-min bouts) -0.08 -0.10 -0.12* -0.10 -0.05 -0.07 -0.09 -0.09 -0.07 -0.01 -0.04 -0.01 -0.11 -0.10 -0.15*
Sedentary Time (min/d in 1-min bouts) 0.005 -0.03 -0.04 -0.07 -0.13* -0.15* -0.07 -0.03 -0.06 -0.01 -0.07 -0.09 0.02 0.01 -0.07
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05.
  2. **Significant at p < 0.005.
  3. ***Significant at p < 0.001.
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