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Table 3 Associations of physical activity and the risk of overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (n = 918)

From: Risk factors for overweight and obesity among women of reproductive age in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variable CPR(95%CI) P-value APR a(95%CI) P-value
Total physical activity
 Sedentary (≤600 MET) 1   1  
 MVPA (> 600 MET) 1.00 (0.89,1.13) 0.99 0.79 (0.63,0.99) 0.04
Minutes per week of vigorous physical activity
  < 75 min 1   1  
  ≥ 75 min 1.13 (0.86,1.48) 0.39 0.68 (0.47,0.99) 0.04
Minutes per week of moderate physical activity
  < 150 min 1   1  
  ≥ 150 min 1.01 (0.88,1.15) 0.93 1.02 (0.81,1.27) 0.90
Days of vigorous physical activity per week
 None 1    
 1–3 days/week 1.32 (1.03,1.71) 0.03   
 4–7 days/week 1.15 (0.92,1.45) 0.22   
Days of moderate physical activity per week
 None 1    
 1–3 days/week 0.91 (0.73,1.14) 0.43   
 4–7 days/week 1.01 (0.89, 0.14) 0.92   
Days of walking or driving a bicycle at least 10 min
 None 1    
 1–3 days/week 0.90 (0.78, 1.04) 0.15   
 4–7 days/week 0.97 (0.84, 1.11) 0.67   
  1. Abbreviations: CRP Crude prevalence ratio; APR Adjusted prevalence ratio; MET Metabolic Equivalent of Task; MVPA Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity
  2. aAdjusted prevalence ratio – adjusted for energy intake, age, wealth index, type of employment, marital status, education and number of parity