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Table 2 Association between physical fitness and BMI of Ecuadorian adolescents stratified by residential location

From: Physical fitness among urban and rural Ecuadorian adolescents and its association with blood lipids: a cross sectional study

Physical fitness Interaction BMI & residence All Urban Rural
  pa Β% pa Β% pa Β% pa
Cardiopulmonary fitness        
20 m shuttle test (laps) 0.24 -2.39 <0.01 - - - -
FITNESSGRAM (% who are on the Healthy Fitness Zone) 0.02 - - -6.49 <0.01 -3.82 0.03
Speed-agility        
Speed shuttle run (s) <0.01b - - 0.47 <0.01 0.92 <0.01
Plate tapping (s) <0.01b - - -0.13 0.52 0.90 0.11
Flexibility        
Sit and reach (cm) 0.63 -0.14 0.77 - - - -
Muscle strength and endurance        
Sit-up (number/30 s) 0.09b - - -1.60 <0.01 -2.50 0.20
Vertical jump (cm) 0.06b - - -0.70 0.11 1.37 0.31
Bent arm hang (s) 0.06b - - -11.70 <0.01 -10.45 0.01
Handgrip (kgf) 0.13 3.67 <0.01 - - - -
Balance        
Flamingo (trying/1 min) 0.58 2.26 <0.01 - - - -
  1. aAnalysis adjusted for gender, socio economics status and cluster design, bSignificant interactions.