Table 2

Cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers according to total sitting time for men and women, (n = 16.049)a
Cholesterol (mmol/l) Triglycerides (mmol/l)d
Total sitting time (hours/day) Meanb 95% CI Meanc 95% CI Meanb 95% CI Meanc 95% CI
Men < 6 5.21 5.17, 5.24 4.70 4.58, 4.82 1.47 1.44, 1.49 1.17 1.11, 1.25
6- < 10 5.26 5.18, 5.35 4.73 4.57, 4.90 1.56 1.49, 1.64 1.22 1.12, 1.33
10+ 5.42 5.31, 5.52 4.86 4.67, 5.04 1.64 1.55, 1.73 1.23 1.12, 1.36
P for trend <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Women < 6 5.34 5.32, 5.48 5.55 5.41, 5.69 1.20 1.18, 1.22 1.34 1.25, 1.43
6- < 10 5.40 5.33, 5.47 5.59 5.40, 5.78 1.25 1.20, 1.30 1.36 1.24, 1.48
10+ 5.43 5.34, 5.54 5.61 5.40, 5.83 1.30 1.23, 1.37 1.37 1.24, 1.52
P for trend <0.01 0.05 <0.01 0.06
Body mass index (kg/m2) Waist circumference (cm)
Men < 6 25.9 25.8, 26.0 25.8 25.4, 26.2 95.4 95.0, 95.7 92.9 91.7, 94.1
6- < 10 26.0 25.7, 26.3 25.9 25.3, 26.5 96.3 95.4, 97.2 93.8 92.1, 95.5
10+ 26.3 26.0, 26.7 26.2 25.5, 26.8 97.9 96.9, 98.9 95.0 93.1, 96.8
P for trend <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Women < 6 24.7 24.5, 24.8 24.0 23.4, 24.7 85.5 85.1, 85.8 82.5 80.9, 84.1
6- < 10 25.0 24.6, 25.3 24.3 23.5, 25.1 86.7 85.8, 87.6 83.5 81.4, 85.6
10+ 25.5 25.0, 26.0 24.6 23.7, 25.5 87.9 86.7, 89.1 84.1 81.7, 86.5
P for trend <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01

Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, n number of participants.

aIncludes the study population participating in the clinical health examination. Average values shown are estimated from generalized linear models with imputed values for missing data and weighted by non-response weights.

bApply for a reference person (age 52 years).

cApply for a reference person (age 52 years, alcohol consumption 1-7 drinks per week, never smoker, and education <10 years). Also, analysis with cholesterol and triglycerides applies for a reference person with waist circumference <90 cm and body mass index <25 kg/m2.

dBack transformed from the log scale.

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Petersen et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:13   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-13

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