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Table 3 Multiple regression analysis of the value of TC, HDLC, TC:HDLC ratio and LPO at the start (Start) and after 24 months (24 M) in the exercise group

From: Effects of long-term moderate exercise and increase in number of daily steps on serum lipids in women: randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN21921919]

  TC HDLC TC:HDLC LPO
  Start 24 M Start 24 M Start 24 M Start 24 M
Explanatory variable         
   Age 0.004
(0.000)
0.883
(3.182)
-0.619
(1.450)
-1.138
4.971)
0.759
(2.141)
1.502**
(15.78)
0.876
(0.317)
-0.299
(0.148)
   BMI 0.086
(0.088)
0.327
(0.278)
-0.607
(8.543)
-0.234
(1.076)
0.574
(5.322)
0.334
(3.965)
0.166
(0.794)
0.296
(0.735)
   Number of daily steps -0.496
(2.615)
-0.919**
(34.74)
0.182
(0.531)
0.848*
(8.720)
-0.601
(5.178)
-1.019**
(12.86)
0.470
(0.271)
0.595
(1.884)
Postmenopausal
      Yes(1)/No(0)
-0.347
(0.516)
0.333
(1.041)
-0.542
(1.730)
-0.984*
(6.913)
0.402
(0.939)
1.002**
(22.92)
0.123
(1.139)
-0.627
(1.207)
Premenopausal
      Yes(1)/No(0)
0.035
(0.003)
0.859
(3.160)
-0.340
(0.351)
-0.014
(3.364)
-0.674
(1.248)
-1.470**
(13.57)
0.574
(0.320)
-0.330
(0.153)
Proportion 0.457 0.781* 0.597 0.714* 0.597 0.843** 0.416 0.334
F value 1.349 5.715 2.376 3.992 2.376 8.576 1.142 0.804
  1. Statistically significant: * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, Values are standard partial regression coefficient (F value). BMI: Body mass index, Start: at the start of this study, 24 M: after 24 months