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Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal


Volume 8: No. 1, January 2011

Anthropometric Measures, Presence of Metabolic Syndrome, and Adherence to Physical Activity Guidelines Among African American Church Members, Dallas, Texas, 2008

Characteristic Odds Ratio
(95% Confidence Interval)
Women — vigorous PA guidelines 4.71 (1.63-13.14)
Women  — moderate PA guidelines 0.77 (0.43-1.38)
Men — vigorous PA guidelines 0.82 (0.18-3.67)
Men — moderate PA guidelines 1.37 (0.33-5.58)

Figure. Adjusted odds ratios for meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines according to metabolic syndrome (absence vs presence) among African American church members, Dallas, Texas, 2008. The width of the horizontal line represents the 95% confidence interval of the estimate, and the square represents the point estimate. Values are adjusted for age, education, marital status, smoking, employment, health insurance coverage, perceived health, children younger than 18 years living at home (via multinomial logistic regression), and sex (via stratification).

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