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Table 2 Inflammatory profiles according to tertiles of sedentary behaviour and physical activity intensity among all subjects (n = 396)

From: Does replacing sedentary behaviour with light or moderate to vigorous physical activity modulate inflammatory status in adults?

  Sedentary Light MVPA
  Tertile 1 n = 132 Tertile 2 n = 132 Tertile 3 n = 132 Tertile 1 n = 132 Tertile 2 n = 132 Tertile 3 n = 132 Tertile 1 n = 132 Tertile 2 n = 132 Tertile 3 n = 132
C3 (mg/dL) 126.0 (114.5, 143.6) 139.0 (127.2, 152.0) 143.5 (128.3, 162.8)* 139.7 (125.3, 156.9) 138.9 (124.4, 154.9) 129.6 (116.6, 147.2)* 143.5 (131.1, 163.9) 136.2 (118.7, 151.6) 128.3 (116.1, 144.4)*
CRP (ng/mL) 1.20 (0.91, 1.76) 1.57 (1.12, 2.26) 1.40 (1.02, 2.64)* 1.40 (0.98, 2.44) 1.30 (1.05, 1.98) 1.36 (0.96, 2.12) 1.47 (1.06, 2.88) 1.55 (1.09, 2.27) 1.17 (0.90, 1.70)*
IL-6 (pg/mL) 1.49 (1.04, 2.24) 1.67 (1.17, 2.81) 2.16 (1.44, 3.40)* 1.97 (1.34, 3.40) 1.61 (1.02, 2.54) 1.69 (1.25, 2.72)** 2.16 (1.37, 3.63) 1.67 (1.14, 2.91) 1.49 (1.04, 2.24)*
TNF-α (pg/mL) 5.49 (4.54, 6.9) 6.13 (5.13, 7.37) 6.01 (4.67, 7.22)** 6.04 (4.77, 7.22) 6.02 (4.86, 7.23) 5.59 (4.55, 7.07) 5.94 (4.82, 7.25) 6.13 (4.95, 7.22) 5.46 (4.55, 7.00)
Leptin (ng/mL) 1.63 (0.73, 2.42) 2.09 (1.34, 3.18) 2.43 (1.45, 3.88)* 2.17 (1.29, 3.54) 2.25 (1.37, 3.19) 1.74 (0.99, 2.66)** 2.44 (1.54, 4.31) 2.00 (1.27, 3.18) 1.72 (0.81, 2.42)*
ACDC (ng/mL) 4.92 (3.36, 7.79) 5.24 (2.97, 7.84) 4.65 (2.52, 6.77) 4.70 (2.40, 6.97) 4.90 (3.04, 7.46) 5.00 (3.23, 7.79) 5.18 (2.89, 7.13) 4.99 (3.71, 6.14) 4.89 (3.14, 7.60)
Resistin (ng/mL) 4.75 (3.91, 6.33) 5.06 (3.68, 6.63) 4.98 (4.05, 6.50) 4.88 (3.68, 6.46) 5.0 (3.89, 6.55) 4.97 (3.94, 6.59) 5.02 (4.12, 6.73) 4.99 (3.71, 6.41) 4.73 (3.76, 6.46)
PAI-1 (ng/mL) 23.8 (18.6, 32.5) 26.1 (19.5, 34.2) 26.1 (18.9, 33.3) 26.0 (17.5, 33.7) 26.3 (19.8, 33.6) 24.3 (17.7, 32.5) 25.8 (17.7, 33.5) 25.7 (19.6, 33.1) 24.9 (18.6, 33.3)
WBC (109/L) 5.1 (4.4, 6.3) 5.6 (4.8, 6.4) 6.2 (5.4, 7.2)* 6.0 (5.3, 7.1) 5.6 (4.9, 6.5) 5.2 (4.6, 6.5)* 6.2 (5.4, 7.1) 5.6 (4.8, 6.4) 5.2 (4.4, 6.5)*
  1. Values are presented as median (25th, 75th percentiles). P values were generated by comparing medians across groups using non-parametric tests. * represents P < 0.005 and ** represents P < 0.05. ACDC adiponectin, C3 Complement component C3, CRP C reactive protein, IL6 interleukin 6, PAI-1 plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, TNF-α tumour necrosis factor α, WBC White blood cell