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Table 3 Correlation of changes (delta values) in METs-min according to IPAQ-L with changes in measurements 2000–2003. Rho values.

From: An adapted version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L): construct validity in a low-income, multiethnic population study from Oslo, Norway

METs-min Weight Triglycerides HDL-chol. Fitness index VO 2 max
Delta values Men, N = 559 N = 45
Total PA -.06 -.01 .10* .19 .20
   Occupational PA -.05 -.05 .16*** -.06 -.05
   LPA -.07 .10* .01 .15 .17
   Hours spent sitting .05 -.02 -.07 .25 .23
PA by intensity      
   Vigorous LPA -.01* .04 -.01 .28 .31*
   Moderate LPA .05 -.09* -.01 .11 .11
   Vigorous PA -.12** -.01 .12** .21 .21
   Moderate PA -.03 .00 .06 .25 .26
  Women, N = 712 N = 55
Total PA -.04 -.01 .039 .03 .12
   Occupational PA -.02 -.01 .03 -.05 .10
   Domestic PA .01 -.01 -.03 .16 .18
   LPA -.02 -.01 -.04 .32* .19
   Hours spent sitting .08 -.07 .023 .16 .09
PA by intensity      
   Vigorous LPA -.02 -.07 .047 .19 .09
   Moderate LPA .02 .03 .053 -.25 -.14
   Vigorous PA -.02 -.05 .052 .03 .10
   Moderate PA -.03 .01 .024 .03 .10
  1. p-values according to Z-test: * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.