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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios (OR; 95% confidence interval) for the prevalence of MetS according to meeting or not meeting physical activity measured objectively using absolute intensity accelerometer thresholds among 509 men and 567 men aged 70–77 years

From: Absolute and relative accelerometer thresholds for determining the association between physical activity and metabolic syndrome in the older adults: The Generation-100 study

  Men Women
MetSd   MetSd  
Yes No OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)b OR (95% CI)c Yes No OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)b OR (95% CI)c
Absolute MVPAe recommendation
 Below 158 178 1.68 (1.15–2.46) 1.69 (1.15–2.50) 1.36 (0.90–2.06) 135 241 1.35 (0.93–1.97) 1.32 (0.90–1.94) 0.77 (0.5–1.17)
 Meeting 60 113 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 56 135 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
Absolute MPA recommendation
 Below 160 206 1.14 (0.77–1.69) 1.20 (0.80–1.79) 1.09 (0.71–1.65) 135 245 1.29 (0.88–1.88) 1.26 (0.86–1.85) 0.75 (0.49–1.15)
 Meeting 58 85 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 56 131 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
Absolute VPAf recommendation
 Below 216 275 6.43 (1.46–28.35) 6.16 (1.37–27.57) 2.88 (0.61–13.68) 191 376 - - -
 Meeting 2 16 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 0 0 - - -
  1. CI confidence interval.
  2. aModel 1: Adjusted for age.
  3. bModel 2: Adjusted for age, smoking status, alcohol consumption, history of cardiovascular disease.
  4. cModel 3: Adjusted for age, smoking status, alcohol consumption, history of cardiovascular disease and cardiorespiratory fitness (measured as VO2peak).
  5. dMetS: Metabolic syndrome was defined as the presence of at least 3 of the following 5 risk factors: elevated waist circumference (being ≥80 cm in women and ≥94 cm in men); elevated triglycerides (being ≥1.7 mmol·L-1); reduced HDL-cholesterol (being ≤1.3 mmol·L-1 in women and ≤1.0 mmol·L-1 in men); elevated blood pressure (systolic ≥130 mmHg and/or diastolic ≥85 mmHg); and elevated fasting glucose (being ≥100 mg·dL-1).
  6. ebouts of at least 10 min.
  7. fbouts of at least 5 min.