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Table 4 Associations of physical fitness on blood lipids in Ecuadorian adolescents, Cuenca-Nabon, Ecuador, 2009

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

  Dyslipidemia Cholesterol HDL LDL Triglyceride
Test eurofit   Urban Rural   Urban Rural  
Cardiopulmonary fitness β pa β% pb β% pb β% pa β% pb β% pb β% pa
20 m shuttle test (laps) 0.85 0.20 -1.54 0.18 -2.70 0.11 -0.53 0.65 -1.72 0.34 -5.70 0.13 -0.23 0.95
FITNESSGRAM (% who are on the Healthy Fitness Zone) 0.85 0.46 -5.25 0.14 -8.91 <0.01 -5.31 0.08 -3.31 0.46 -11.71 0.04 -4.03 0.67
Speed-agility               
Speed shuttle run (s) 1.00 0.48 0.07 0.32 0.10 0.27 0.003 0.97 0.06 0.60 0.23 0.32 0.15 0.29
Plate tapping (s) 0.99 0.99 0.04 0.60 -0.03 0.77 -0.10 0.05 0.06 0.62 -0.05 0.75 0.31 <0.01
Flexibility               
Sit and reach (cm) 1.00 0.94 -0.13 0.47 -0.81 0.08 -0.25 0.26 -0.10 0.72 -1.48 0.11 0.64 0.13
Muscle strength and endurance               
Sit-up (number/30 s) 0.97 0.34 -0.17 0.60 -0.66 0.14 -0.17 0.69 -0.22 0.71 -1.30 0.06 0.04 0.96
Vertical jump (cm) 1.00 0.57 -0.28 0.34 -0.21 0.23 0.00 0.99 -0.50 0.25 -0.25 0.70 -0.22 0.56
Bent arm hang (s) 0.99 0.05 -0.05 0.03 -0.04 0.60 0.00 0.60 -0.06 0.04 -0.06 0.58 0.00 0.97
Handgrip (kgf) 0.99 0.92 -0.64 0.02 -0.34 0.27 -0.28 0.19 -0.75 0.05 -0.84 0.09 -0.01 0.97
Balance               
Flamingo (trying/1 min) 0.99 0.63 -0.13 0.64 -0.51 0.34 0.17 0.43 -0.08 0.83 -1.19 0.17 -0.01 0.97
  1. Results were stratified by location when the interaction term was significant (P < 0.1).
  2. ap-value adjusted for gender, BMI, socio economic status, energy intake per person, residential location and clustering.
  3. bp-value adjusted for gender, BMI, socio economic status, energy intake per person and cluster design.
  4. Significant level set to p ≤ 0.05.