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Table 2 Relationship between different activity groups and socio-demographic, clinical and biochemical parameters

From: Evaluation of physical activity among adults with diabetes mellitus from Sri Lanka

  Mean (±SD)
  Inactive Moderately active Highly active
Age 57.1 (±12.7)a 55.4 (±12.0)b 52.5 (±11.7)a,b
Age of diabetes onset 53.4 (±12.5)a 51.0 (±12.6) 48.9 (±11.9)a
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.1 (±4.7) 23.9 (±3.9) 23.6 ( ±4.0)
Waist circumference (cm) 87.1 (±11.3)a 85.5 (±10.6)b 82.7 (±10.2)a,b
Hip circumference (cm) 93.9 (±10.8) 93.1 (±9.0) 92.4 (±8.8)
Waist to hip ratio 0.93 (±0.07)a 0.92 (±0.07)b 0.89 (±0.07)a,b
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 139.7 (±23.4) 136.6 (±22.0) 136.9 (±20.8)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79.5 (±11.8) 79.6 (±11.9) 80.6 (±11.0)
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 136.3 (±56.5) 136.4 (±51.1) 143.7 (±59.2)
2 h Post prandial blood glucose (mg/dl) 279.5 (±102.3) 275.3 (±92.1) 291.4 (±104.2)
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 211.1 (±45.6) 219.1 (±45.0) 218.6 (±43.6)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 132.5 (±41.4) 142.1 (±39.5) 140.9 (±39.2)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 44.3 (±9.3) 46.7 (±10.1) 45.6 (±9.2)
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 171.6 (±126.8) 151.0 (±68.5) 159.9 (±89.8)
  1. a,b– Mean values within a row with the same superscript are significantly different from each other (p < 0.05).