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Table 2 Partial correlation coefficients controlled for age between adiposity and measures of physical activity and education by site and sex

From: A comparison of indices of glucose metabolism in five black populations: data from modeling the epidemiologic transition study (METS)

  Ghana South Africa Jamaica Seychelles United States
(53) (43) (55) (50) (74)
Men BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat
MVPA (min/day in 1-min bouts) −0.15 −0.11 −0.01 −0.17 −0.01 −0.06 −0.02 0 −0.05 −0.31* −0.31* −0.36* −0.25* −0.24* −0.28*
MVPA (min/day in 10-min bouts) −0.06 −0.18 −0.20 −0.05 −0.14 −0.23 0 −0.1 −0.09 −0.28 −0.36** −0.41** −0.23* −0.24* −0.27*
Sedentary Time (min/day in 1-min bouts) −0.07 −0.09 0.05 −0.06 −0.02 0.07 −0.07 −0.06 −0.08 −0.05 −0.10 −0.16 −0.1 −0.10 −0.11
Education (y) 0.07 0.13 0.09 0.1 0.07 0.05 0.15 0.17 0.20 0.15 0.24 0.18 0.11 0.05 0.11
  Ghana South Africa Jamaica Seychelles United States
(74) (87) (62) (71) (72)
WOMEN BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat BMI Waist % Fat
MVPA (min/day in 1-min bouts) 0.06 −0.03 −0.08 −0.21* −0.16 −0.13 −0.11 −0.03 −0.13 0.06 −0.02 −0.03 −0.23* −0.18 −0.26
MVPA (min/day in 10-min bouts) −0.07 0.08 0.01 −0.19 −0.15 −0.12 −0.06 −0.10 −0.22 −0.05 0 −0.06 −0.2 −0.22 −0.25*
Sedentary Time (min/day in 1-min bouts) 0.09 −0.07 0.09 −0.13 −0.26* −0.23 −0.21 −0.23 −0.21 −0.2 −0.26* −0.18 0.1 −0.06 −0.06
Education (y) −0.2 −0.24* −0.22 −0.05 −0.13 0 0 −0.02 0.10 −0.12 −0.15 −0.01 −0.06 −0.08 −0.06
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.005, *** p < 0.001