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Table 4 Odds ratios of having metabolic syndrome at different physical activity levels.

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

  Activity level*
Group IA
(n = 121)
SA
(n = 126)
VA
(n = 114)
All individuals    
   Individuals with MS, number (%) 68 (56) 74 (59) 67 (59)
   Odds ratio † (95% CI) 1.0 1.04 (0.6 – 1.7) 1.15 (0.7 – 2.0)
Individuals aged 60–69 years    
   Individuals with MS, number (%) 38 (56) 53 (60) 46 (61)
   Odds ratio ‡ (95% CI) 1.0 1.15 (0.6 – 2.2) 1.37 (0.7 – 2.7)
Individuals aged 70–79 years    
   Individuals with MS, number (%) 30 (57) 21 (55) 21 (55)
   Odds ratio ‡ (95% CI) 1.0 0.94 (0.4 – 2.2) 0.95 (0.4 – 2.2)
  1. * Measured in metabolic equivalents per wk (MET/wk): IA = insufficiently active (≤ 600 MET/wk); SA = sufficiently active (601 to 1500 MET/wk); and VA = very active (≥ 1500 MET/wk).
  2. † Adjusted for age and sex.
  3. ‡ Adjusted for sex.
  4. The IA column gives the reference odds ratio.