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Table 2 Results of the logistic regression presenting the relative risk for the association between the presence of the MS during adolescence and childhood aerobic fitness and physical activity levels.1

From: Adolescents with metabolic syndrome have a history of low aerobic fitness and physical activity levels

Childhood characteristic Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Limits p-value
   Lower Upper  
pVO2max (mL/kg/min)     
   Low vs. High 6.091 1.184 60.296 0.026
   Low vs. Moderate 5.582 1.152 53.755 0.028
Physical Activity Level     
   Low vs. High 5.115 1.054 49.131 0.041
   Low vs.Moderate 2.265 0.682 8.757 0.220
pVO2max (mL/kgFFM/min)     
   Low vs. High 3.642 0.932 20.826 0.067
   Low vs. Moderate 5.706 1.197 54.485 0.023
  1. pVO2max: Low, moderate and high tertiles
  2. PA Score: Low, moderate and high tertiles
  3. 1 Models adjusted for sex, elevated BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
  4. BMI: Above sex and age specific 95th percentile
  5. BP: Either systolic or diastolic >95th percentile for gender and age Cholesterol: > 5.18 mmol/L