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Table 3 Association of physical activity intensity and duration scores with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels

From: Total physical activity might not be a good measure in the relationship with HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in a multi-ethnic population: a cross-sectional study

Physical activity Intensity score European-Dutch Hindustani-Surinamese African-Surinamese
HDL-C, β (95% CI) 0.06 (0.03, 0.10) -0.03 (-0.09, 0.04) 0.06 (0.02, 0.10)
TG, GMR (95%CI) 0.93 (0.88 0.97) 0.94 (0.86 1.04) 0.96 (0.91 1.01)
Physical activity Duration score    
HDL-C, β (95% CI) 0.00 (-0.05, 0.06) -0.01 (-0.09, 0.07) -0.05 (-0.09, -0.00)
TG, GMR (95%CI) 0.96 (0.89 1.04) 1.04 (0.92 1.18) 1.01 (0.95 1.08)
  1. The estimates are based on a restricted dataset excluding participants with known raised cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels or on lipid lowering medication. The models are adjusted for age, sex and mutual adjustment for the intensity, duration, and frequency scores. Triglyceride levels were skewed and therefore log transformed in the model; the estimates are back transformed to obtain the GMR. GMR: Geometric Mean Ratio. TG: Triglycerides