Table 2

Associations of physical activities and sedentary behaviours with cardiometabolic risk factors
Cardiometabolic risk score Body fat percentage (%) Waist circumference (cm)A Fasting serum insulin (mU/l)A Fasting blood glucose (mmol/l)A Fasting plasma TG (mmol/l)A Fasting plasma HDL Chol (mmol/l)A Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)A Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)A Fasting plasma VLDL TGB(mmol/l) Fasting plasma VLDL CholB(mmol/l) Fasting plasma LDL Chol (mmol/l) Fasting plasma HDL TGB(mmol/l)
Variable β β β β β β β β β β β β β
Total physical activity (min/d) -0.135** -0.155*** -0.074 -0.099** 0.02 -0.166*** 0.144** -0.042 0.021 -0.230*** -0.168** -0.094** -0.149**
 Unstructured physical activity (min/d) -0.123** -0.099** -0.042 -0.108** -0.011 -0.144** 0.126** 0.018 -0.021 -0.233*** -0.199*** -0.074 -0.089
 Structured exercise (min/d) -0.026 -0.058 -0.026 -0.061 0.029 0.005 0.044 -0.056 0.065 -0.015 0.036 -0.018 0.004
 Organised sports (min/d) -0.042 -0.131** -0.059 -0.010 0.043 -0.089 0.113** 0.027 0.104** -0.074 -0.056 -0.092** -0.086
 Commuting to and from school (min/d) -0.037 -0.030 -0.017 0.024 0.033 -0.083 0.031 -0.086 -0.006 -0.084 -0.042 -0.005 -0.153**
 Physical activity during recess (min/d) -0.098** -0.148** -0.107** -0.097** -0.064 -0.015 -0.078 -0.14** -0.096** 0.015 0.039 -0.065 0.016
Total sedentary behaviour (min/d) 0.086 0.072 0.052 0.022 0.014 0.130** -0.074 0.058 -0.038 0.079 0.077 0.077 0.089
 Electronic media time (min/d) 0.129** 0.082 0.091 0.089 0.020 0.105** -0.087 0.061 0.045 0.063 0.075 0.039 0.032
 Watching television and videos (min/d) 0.135** 0.090** 0.097** 0.085 0.066 0.065 -0.063 0.096** 0.071 0.014 0.023 0.045 0.021
 Using a computer and playing video games (min/d) 0.078 0.032 0.038 0.063 -0.021 0.116** -0.085 -0.018 0.006 0.107 0.115** 0.043 0.016
 Using a mobile phone and playing mobile games (min/d) -0.020 0.028 0.028 -0.009 -0.074 -0.006 0.010 0.040 -0.036 -0.035 -0.032 -0.081 0.048
 Listening to music (min/d) -0.035 -0.038 -0.056 -0.025 0.032 0.076 0.092** -0.017 -0.082 0.050 0.019 -0.018 0.141**
 Playing a musical instrument (min/d) -0.071 -0.072 -0.051 -0.134** -0.015 -0.045 0.004 0.043 -0.050 -0.040 -0.020 -0.012 -0.010
 Reading (min/d) 0.036 0.019 0.015 -0.014 0.030 0.048 -0.051 0.027 -0.036 -0.014 -0.020 0.038 0.069
 Writing (min/d) 0.030 0.054 0.042 0.001 -0.005 0.031 -0.025 0.049 -0.028 0.000 -0.020 0.059 -0.008
 Drawing (min/d) 0.055 0.063 0.031 0.018 0.028 0.066 -0.033 0.05 -0.018 0.037 0.038 0.085 0.028
 Doing arts and crafts (min/d) 0.015 0.023 -0.026 0.035 0.028 0.049 0.008 0.025 -0.073 0.066 0.052 0.034 0.072
 Playing board games (min/d) -0.050 -0.014 -0.035 -0.065 -0.027 -0.036 -0.031 -0.033 -0.045 -0.046 -0.048 -0.019 -0.025
 Resting (min/d) 0.092** 0.075 0.076 0.035 -0.002 0.131** -0.086 0.007 -0.011 0.134** 0.147** 0.105** 0.061

Standardized regression coefficients (β) are from linear regression models adjusted for age and gender. Values with p < 0.05 are bolded.

***p < 0.001, **p < 0.01 and *p < 0.05, AComponents of cardiometabolic risk score, BN = 388.

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Väistö et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:55   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-55

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