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Table 4 Associations of total and intensity-specific objectively measured minutes per week of MVPA with sociodemographic variables among adults, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2011

From: Accelerometer-based physical activity levels among Mexican adults and their relation with sociodemographic characteristics and BMI: a cross-sectional study

Sociodemographic Characteristics and BMI Minutes per week of total (not bouted) PA Minutes per week of PA within boutsa of at least 10 min
MVPA MPA VPA MVPA MPA VPA
Regression estimate ± SE Regression estimate ± SE Regression estimate ± SE Regression estimate ± SE Regression estimate ± SE Regression estimate ± SE
(p value) (p value) (p value) (p value) (p value) (p value)
Sex       
Female Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Male 109.9 ± 13.20 101.9 ± 12.9 8.0 ± 1.5 37.0 ± 8.0 32.0 ± 7.9 5.0 ± 1.2
  (<0.0001) (<0.0001) (<0.0001) (<0.0001) (0.0004) (0.0003)
Age       
≤35 years Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
35 < years ≤ 50 −15.9 ± 16.2 −10.9 ± 15.6 −5.0 ± 2.7 −1.0 ± 8.0 1.7 ± 7.5 −2.6 ± 1.9
  (0.336) (0.490) (0.073) (0.906) (0.825) (0.178)
50 < years ≤ 65 −48.1 ± 13.9 −42.8 ± 13.6 −5.3 ± 2.8 10.1 ± 7.1 12.2 ± 7.0 −2.1 ± 2.2
  (0.002) (0.004) (0.067) (0.165) (0.094) (0.331)
SESb       
Low (Q1) Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Medium (Q2) −21.6 ± 24.7 −19.7 ± 23.9 −1.9 ± 3.2 −2.0 ± 10.1 0.0 ± 9.8 −2.1 ± 2.4
  (0.391) (0.418) (0.564) (0.841) (0.997) (0.397)
Medium-High (Q3) −13.4 ± 24.6 −9.9 ± 24.4 −3.5 ± 3.2 4.1 ± 11.3 7.4 ± 11.4 −3.4 ± 3.2
  (0.592) (0.689) (0.288) (0.722) (0.519) (0.296)
High (Q4) −21.0 ± 28.6 −17.5 ± 28.5 −3.5 ± 4.0 9.8 ± 15.6 12.8 ± 15.8 −3.1 ± 3.6
  (0.469) (0.544) (0.380) (0.536) (0.425) (0.399)
Education       
< High School Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
High School −5.3 ± 21.8 −7.0 ± 21.2 1.7 ± 1.6 −3.7 ± 9.4 −4.8 ± 9.0 1.1 ± 1.2
  (0.808) (0.744) (0.298) (0.698) (0.597) (0.350)
> High School −25.4 ± 23.0 −32.9 ± 22.6 7.5 ± 3.7 2.6 ± 12.3 −3.5 ± 11.3 6.1 ± 2.9
  (0.281) (0.158) (0.049) (0.836) (0.760) (0.046)
Motor vehichle ownership       
No Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes −83.7 ± 17.2 −79.9 ± 16.7 −3.7 ± 2.8 −50.6 ± 10.2 −48.9 ± 9.9 −1.7 ± 2.2
  (<0.0001) (<0.0001) (0.196) (<0.0001) (<0.0001) (0.436)
Marital status       
Single Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Marriedc 18.6 ± 16.3 16.5 ± 14.8 2.1 ± 2.9 6.2 ± 9.7 4.8 ± 8.6 1.4 ± 2.1
  (0.264) (0.275) (0.477) (0.533) (0.582) (0.520)
Divorcedd −40.4 ± 25.5 −39.1 ± 23.8 −1.2 ± 3.2 −29.2 ± 18.3 −28.1 ± 16.0 −1.1 ± 2.6
  (0.125) (0.112) (0.700) (0.122) (0.091) (0.666)
BMI Status       
BMI < 25 Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
25 ≤ BMI < 30 −19.1 ± 17.9 −15.2 ± 17.1 −3.9 ± 2.7 −17.8 ± 10.8 −14.2 ± 10.2 −3.5 ± 2.3
  (0.297) (0.382) (0.155) (0.113) (0.176) (0.134)
BMI > 30 −31.5 ± 19.8 −27.6 ± 19.1 −3.9 ± 2.7 −16.9 ± 11.6 −13.5 ± 10.8 −3.5 ± 2.5
  (0.125) (0.160) (0.155) 0.156) (0.223) (0.184)
  1. All models are adjusted to account for the multistage clustered design of the study, for total accelerometer wear-time, and for all sociodemographic variables and BMI
  2. aMVPA-bouts are defined as having at least 10 min in duration, with ≥80 % corresponding to MVPA, and with each break below the threshold for MVPA (<1952 counts per minute) lasting 2 min maximum
  3. bBased on quartiles of individual SES index, constructed using centralized z-scores from a set of questions on household characteristics and assets per participant. The index excluded motor vehicle ownership and education
  4. cAlso includes “living with someone”
  5. dAlso includes “divorced” and “widower”