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Table 4 Risk of deatha by pattern of physical activity adjusted for age, sex and education (n = 2412)

From: Physical activity, obesity and mortality: does pattern of physical activity have stronger epidemiological associations?

   Adjusted hazard ratios (95% CI) Adjusted subhazard ratios (95% CI)
   All-cause mortality CVD deaths CHD deaths
(445 deaths) (185 deaths) (69 deaths)
PA time1 (1982/3) Inactiveb 1.0 1.0 1.0
Moderately active 0.68 (0.54–0.85)** 0.89 (0.62–1.28) 0.88 (0.48–1.62)
Highly active 0.65 (0.49–0.85)** 0.73 (0.47–1.15) 0.83 (0.40–1.72)
PA time 3 (1994) Inactiveb 1.0 1.0 1.0
Moderately active 0.62 (0.49–0.78)** 0.87 (0.60–1.27) 0.58 (0.33–1.03)
Highly active 0.43 (0.32–0.58)** 0.57 (0.35–0.93)* 0.53 (0.26–1.09)
PA pattern Inactive/low maintainersb 1.00 1.0 1.0
Mixed pattern 0.66 (0.50–0.87)** 1.08 (0.66–1.77) 0.59 (0.30–1.18)
Active maintainers 0.41 (0.28–0.59)** 0.61 (0.33–1.15) 0.38 (0.15–0.96)*
  1. a Excludes those with baseline reported CVD
  2. b Reference category
  3. *p ≤ 0.05 **p ≤ 0.01