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Table 2 Weekly energy expenditure and physical activity level for men and women in relation to the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS) or its absence (non-MS).

From: Metabolic syndrome and physical activity in southern Brazilian community-dwelling elders: a population-based, cross-sectional study

  Men Women
Parameters MS
(n = 51)
non-MS
(n = 65)
p MS
(n = 158)
non-MS
(n = 88)
p
Weekly energy expenditure       
   MET/wk † 1674 ± 232 1374 ± 208 0.34 1496 ± 126 1438 ± 169 0.78
   Kcal/wk ‡ 2393 ± 298 1557 ± 266 0.04 * 1824 ± 145 1417 ± 195 0.10
Physical activity level (MET/wk)       
   Insufficiently active (< 600) 18 (35) 20 (31) 0.87 50 (32) 33 (38) 0.61
   Sufficiently active (601 to 1500) 14 (28) 20 (31)   60 (38) 32 (36)  
   Very active (> 1500) 19 (37) 24 (38)   48 (30) 23 (26)  
  1. Values showing dispersion are means ± SD and number (percentage).
  2. * Significant difference between the MS and non-MS values by the chi-squared test at the stated probability level.
  3. Weekly energy expenditure in metabolic equivalents per wk.
  4. ‡ Weekly energy expenditure in kilocalories = MET × body mass (Kg) ÷ 60.