Table 2—

RR of type 2 diabetes according to physical activity from 1986 through 2002 (n = 68,907)

MET hours of activity per week<2.12.1–4.64.7–10.410.5–21.7≥21.8P for trend
n1,010784769796671
Person-years (1,034,808)161,509165,568206,597229,903271,231
Age-adjusted RR2.66 (2.41–2.94)2.10 (1.89–2.33)1.57 (1.42–1.74)1.43 (1.29–1.59)1.00<0.001
Multivariate RR*2.37 (2.15–2.16)1.92 (1.73–2.13)1.48 (1.34–1.64)1.40 (1.26–1.55)1.00<0.001
Multivariate RR including continuous BMI*1.66 (1.50–1.83)1.56 (1.41–1.74)1.30 (1.17–1.44)1.27 (1.15–1.41)1.00<0.001
  • Data are RR (95% CI).

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    * Adjusted for age (5-year interval), smoking status (never, past, or current [1–14, 15–24, or 25 cigarettes/day]), alcohol consumption (0, 0.1–4.9, 5–14.9, or ≥15 g/day), menopausal status and postmenopausal hormone use, and family history of diabetes.