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Physical Activity among Veterans and Nonveterans with Diabetes

Table 3

Adjusted* estimated differences in mean minutes of moderate, vigorous, and total physical activity (PA) per week among veterans and nonveterans in the United States, 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

VariableCategoryModerate PAVigorous PATotal PA
minutes (β) (95% CI)minutes (β) (95% CI)minutes (β) (95% CI)

Veteran statusVeteran2.2 (0.6, 3.8)−0.02 (−1.3, 1.3)2.2 (−0.1, 4.5)
NonveteranReferenceReferenceReference

Diagnosed diabetes statusDiabetes−8.0 (−9.4, −6.5)−7.2 (−8.3, −6.1)−15.2 (−17.3, −13.1)
Pre-diabetes−1.3 (−6.3, 3.7)−1.5 (−4.4, 1.3)−2.8 (−9.8, 4.2)
Neither diabetes nor pre-diabetesReferenceReferenceReference

AgeOne-year increase−0.1 (−0.2, −0.1)−0.3 (−0.4, −0.3)−0.5 (−0.5, −0.4)

Adjusted for sex, race/ethnicity, education, household income, body mass index, and last health check-up.
Total physical activity is the sum of moderate and vigorous physical activity.
β: linear regression coefficient, indicating the minutes per week associated with a one-unit change in the exposure variable.
CI: confidence interval.

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