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Table 3 Spearman Rank Correlations of residual scores expressing change between baseline and 3 months

From: Validity and responsiveness to change of the Active Australia Survey according to gender, age, BMI, education, and physical activity level and awareness

  Moderate Vigorous MVPA
ρ (p) ρ (p) ρ (p)
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Total group (n = 333) .325 (.000)*** .189 (.001)** .356 (.000)***
(.221–.431) (.074–.304) (.253–.454)
Men (n = 123) .413 (.000)*** .213 (.018)* .435 (.000)***
(.247–.558) (.019–.396) (.262–.573)
Women (n = 210) .251 (.000)*** .174 (.012)* .298 (.000)***
(.119–.383) (.037–.325) (.160–.433)
18 to 49 years of age (n = 95) .286 (.005)** .195 (.058) .366 (.000)***
(.095–.462) (−.034–.405) (.178–.526)
50 to 64 years of age (n = 134) .355 (.000)*** .123 (.156) .359 (.000)***
(.194–.506) (−.069–.303) (.196–.509)
Over 65 years of age (n = 104) .323 (.001)** .308 (.001)** .336 (.000)***
(.120–.495) (.128–.474) (.130–.514)
School education (n = 90) .284 (.007)** .220 (.038)* .282 (.007)**
(.085–.477) (.003–.420) (.077–.476)
Vocational and technical education (n = 132) .387 (.000)*** .230 (.008)** .457 (.000)***
(.236–.522) (.031–.409) (.320–.579)
Higher education (n = 111) .307 (.001)** .133 (.165) .343 (.000)***
(.113–.484) (−.074–.347) (.150–.518)
Normal weight (n = 78) .421 (.000)*** .258 (.023)* .477 (.000)***
(.200–.599) (.036–.470) (.288–.658)
Overweight (n = 128) .217 (.014)* .244 (.005)** .278 (.001)**
(.036–.379) (.056–.418) (.098–.445)
Obese (n = 127) .362 (.000)*** .070 (.435) .346 (.000)***
(.183–.524) (−.142–.272) (.149–.515)
High physical activity awareness (n = 217) .324 (.000)*** .160 (.018)* .361 (.000)***
(.194–.450) (.008–.309) (.234–.484)
Low physical activity awareness (n = 116) .310 (.001)** .221 (.017)* .317 (.001)**
(.134–.474) (.014–.400) (.130–.489)
= < 150 min MVPA week ActiGraph (n = 183) .279 (.000)*** .172 (.020)* .321 (.000)***
(.128–.433) (.007–.343) (.173–.473)
>  150 min MVPA week ActiGraph (n = 150) .382 (.000)*** .237 (.004)** .415 (.000)***
(.230–.522) (.079–.393) (.261–.554)
  1. Note: p < 0.05 = *; p < 0.01 = **; p < 0.001 = ***
  2. MVPA Moderate + Vigorous Physical Activity, PA Physical Activity
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