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Table 2 Associations between physical activity and blood lipids

From: Blood lipid profile and body composition in a pediatric population with different levels of physical activity

Physical activity TC [mg/dl] HDL [mg/dl] LDL [mg/dl] TG [mg/dl]
Sedentary [%] R = − 0.17 R = − 0.24 R = − 0.09 R = − 0.00
p = 0.162 p = 0.046 p = 0.543 p = 0.998
Light [%] R = 0.19 R = 0.23 R = 0.12 R = 0.03
p = 0.127 p = 0.054 p = 0.414 p = 0.832
Moderate [%] R = 0.05 R = 0.17 R = − 0.07 R = 0.02
p = 0.701 p = 0.164 p = 0.653 p = 0.859
Vigorous [%] R = 0.11 R = − 0.04 R = 0.00 R = − 0.14
p = 0.361 p = 0.708 p = 0.988 p = 0.260
Total MVPA [minutes] R = 0.05 R = 0.15 R = 0.01 R = − 0.03
p = 0.686 p = 0.233 p = 0.972 p = 0.838
MVPA [%] R = 0.01 R = 0.12 R = − 0.05 R = − 0.06
p = 0.930 p = 0.310 p = 0.731 p = 0.631
Average MVPA per day [minutes] R = 0.02 R = 0.10 R = −0.01 R = − 0.04
p = 0.901 p = 0.405 p = 0.962 p = 0.745
CPM R = 0.07 R = 0.20 R = 0.05 R = − 0.06
p = 0.556 p = 0.096 p = 0.716 p = 0.633
Steps per day R = 0.05 R = 0.06 R = 0.05 R = 0.08
p = 0.679 p = 0.575 p = 0.739 p = 0.504
  1. CPM counts per minute, HDL high density lipoprotein, LDL low density lipoprotein, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, R the result of the Spearman rank correlation test, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides