Table 2—

ORs for the development of the metabolic syndrome according to categories of baseline LTPA and cardiorespiratory fitness

TertilesModel 1*Model 2Model 3Model 4§
Total LTPA (min/week)
  <270 min/week11111
  270–486 min/week20.72 (0.43–1.19)0.66 (0.38–1.15)0.73 (0.44–1.22)0.83 (0.45–1.52)
  ≥487 min/week30.52 (0.30–0.89)0.55 (0.31–0.98)0.53 (0.31–0.92)0.54 (0.28–1.04)
  Trend (P)0.0550.100.0730.18
Low-intensity LTPA (<4.5 METs, min/week)
  <111 min/week11111
  111–270 min/week20.86 (0.52–1.42)0.93 (0.54–1.60)0.90 (0.54–1.49)0.97 (0.52–1.79)
  ≥271 min/week30.60 (0.35–1.03)0.62 (0.35–1.10)0.61 (0.35–1.05)0.66 (0.34–1.28)
  Trend (P)0.170.230.200.41
Moderate and vigorous LTPA (≥4.5 METs, min/week)
  ≤60 min/week1111
  61–180 min/week0.82 (0.49–1.37)0.74 (0.42–1.30)0.82 (0.48–1.38)0.86 (0.46–1.60)
  ≥18 min/week0.52 (0.30–0.89)0.52 (0.29–0.92)0.52 (0.30–0.90)0.55 (0.29–1.04)
  Trend (P)0.0470.0780.0580.16
Vigorous LTPA (≥7.5 METs, min/week)
  <10 min/week11111
  10–59 min/week20.64 (0.39–1.05)0.58 (0.34–0.98)0.65 (0.39–1.08)0.60 (0.33–1.09)
  ≥60 min/week30.37 (0.21–0.65)0.32 (0.18–0.59)0.37 (0.21–0.66)0.36 (0.19–0.70)
  Trend (P)0.0020.0010.0030.009
Vo2max (ml · kg−1 · min−1)
  ≤28.911111
  29.0–35.620.52 (0.31–0.86)0.59 (0.34–1.01)0.53 (0.31–0.89)0.84 (0.45–1.56)
  ≥35.730.24 (0.13–0.47)0.36 (0.18–0.73)0.25 (0.13–0.49)0.70 (0.31–1.58)
  Trend (P)<0.0010.014<0.0010.69
  • Data are OR (95% CI).

  • *

    * Adjusted for age category;

  • adjusted for age category and BMI;

  • adjusted for age category, BMI, adult socioeconomic status, presence of cardiovascular disease, smoking (not at all, 1–19 cigarettes per day, or 20 or more cigarettes per day), and alcohol consumption (abstainers, low intake, and high intake according to grams/week consumption);

  • §

    § adjusted for age category, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, use of antihypertensive medications, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and concentrations of HDL, triglycerides insulin, glucose levels, and family history of diabetes.