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Table 3 Associations between physical activity and body composition

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

Physical activity Fat [%] FFM [%] Muscle [%] TBW [%] BMI percentile
% in Sedentary R = −0.16 R = 0.01 R = 0.00 R = 0.16 R = 0.11
p = 0.178 p = 0.955 p = 0.978 p = 0.181 p = 0.360
% in Light R = −0.17 R = − 0.03 R = − 0.03 R = 0.17 R = 0.12
p = 0.157 p = 0.794 p = 0.811 p = 0.155 p = 0.334
% in Moderate R = −0.15 R = 0.06 R = 0.06 R = 0.15 R = 0.15
p = 0.216 p = 0.627 p = 0.617 p = 0.221 p = 0.221
% in Vigorous R = −0.18 R = 0.02 R = 0.02 R = 0.18 R = 0.03
p = 0.120 p = 0.889 p = 0.867 p = 0.120 p = 0.797
Total MVPA R = −0.19 R = 0.08 R = 0.08 R = 0.19 R = −0.24
p = 0.108 p = 0.527 p = 0.504 p = 0.108 p = 0.039
% in MVPA R = −0.19 R = 0.04 R = 0.04 R = 0.19 R = 0.05
p = 0.109 p = 0.743 p = 0.721 p = 0.111 p = 0.701
Average MVPA per day R = −0.19 R = 0.14 R = 0.14 R = 0.19 R = −0.23
p = 0.118 p = 0.260 p = 0.247 p = 0.119 p = 0.054
CPM R = −0.13 R = 0.08 R = 0.08 R = 0.13 R = −0.17
p = 0.269 p = 0.506 p = 0.495 p = 0.261 p = 0.148
Steps Counts R = −0.13 R = 0.07 R = 0.08 R = 0.14 R = −0.20
p = 0.263 p = 0.554 p = 0.521 p = 0.252 p = 0.094
  1. BMI body mass index, CPM counts per minute, FFM free fat mass, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, R the result of the Spearman rank correlation test, TBW total body water