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Table 3 Correlations (Pearson’s r) between moderate to vigorous PA, light PA and SB, n = 1078

From: Does duration of physical activity bouts matter for adiposity and metabolic syndrome? A cross-sectional study of older British men

  Total MVPA (mins/day) Total LPA (mins/day) Total SB (mins/day) LPA 1–9 min bouts (mins/day) LPA > =10 min bouts (mins/day) SB 1–15 min bouts (mins/day) SB 16–30 min bouts (mins/day) SB 31–60 min bouts (mins/day)
Total MVPA (mins/day) 1        
Total LPA (mins/day) 0.48* 1       
Total SB (mins/day) −0.55* −0.63* 1      
MVPA mins in bouts 1–9 mins 0.90* 0.58* −0.59*      
MVPA mins in bouts 10+ mins 0.77* 0.16* −0.29*      
LPA mins in bouts 1–9 mins 0.52* 0.97* −0.59* 1     
LPA mins in bouts 10+ mins 0.22* 0.77* −0.54* 0.59* 1    
SB mins in bouts 1–15 mins 0.11** 0.54* −0.08** 0.62* 0.16* 1   
SB mins in bouts 16–30 mins −0.17* −0.15* 0.39* −0.10** −0.23* 0.23* 1  
SB mins in bouts 31–60 mins −0.35* −0.56* 0.64* −0.55* −0.39* −0.39* 0.19* 1
SB mins in bouts ≥61 mins −0.38* −0.64* 0.58* −0.67* −0.35* −0.63* −0.27* 0.26*
  1. MVPA moderate and vigorous physical activity, LPA light activity, SB sedentary behaviour
  2. *p < 0.0001
  3. **p < 0.01