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Table 2.

Summary of self-reported recreational physical activity in the MAMS control study population

Categorical variablesBenign (n = 224), n (%)Well (n = 504), n (%)P
History of mild exercise*    
    Age 18 128 (60.7) 300 (60.6) 0.99 
    Age 35 141 (66.5) 319 (63.7) 0.47 
    Age 50 64 (47.4) 236 (57.0) 0.05 
History of moderate exercise*    
    Age 18 124 (57.9) 280 (56.2) 0.67 
    Age 35 135 (62.8) 293 (58.5) 0.28 
    Age 50 51 (37.0) 216 (52.2) 0.002 
History of strenuous exercise*    
    Age 18 88 (40.6) 223 (44.7) 0.30 
    Age 35 96 (44.0) 242 (48.2) 0.30 
    Age 50 29 (20.3) 133 (32.0) 0.008 
Cumulative exercise, MET-h/wk    
    No activity 36 (16.1) 55 (10.9) 0.10 
    ≤5 56 (25.0) 111 (22.0)  
    5.1-10 32 (14.3) 76 (15.1)  
    10.1-20 54 (24.1) 112 (22.2)  
    20.1-40 35 (15.6) 112 (22.2)  
    ≥40 11 (4.9) 38 (7.5)  
Mild exercise, h/wk    
    No activity 92 (41.1) 204 (40.5) 0.52 
    <1 48 (21.4) 124 (24.6)  
    1.1-2 40 (17.9) 83 (16.5)  
    2.1-4 36 (16.1) 65 (12.9)  
    ≥4 8 (3.6) 28 (5.6)  
Moderate or strenuous activity, h/wk    
    No activity 120 (53.6) 218 (43.3) 0.03 
    <1 40 (17.9) 81 (16.1)  
    1.1-2 26 (11.6) 85 (16.9)  
    2.1-4 28 (12.5) 77 (15.3)  
    ≥4 10 (4.5) 43 (8.5)  
    
Calculated variables
 
Mean (SD)
 
Mean (SD)
 
P
 
Mild exercise, MET-h/wk 3.2 (4.4) 3.3 (4.8) 0.79 
Moderate exercise, MET-h/wk 2.2 (4.2) 3.1 (4.9) 0.02 
Strenuous exercise, MET-h/wk 3.1 (7.7) 4.4 (8.8) 0.06 
Walking, MET-h/wk 4.5 (6.6) 4.9 (6.3) 0.41 
Cumulative exercise, MET-h/wk 13.0 (15.5) 15.7 (16.7) 0.04 
Categorical variablesBenign (n = 224), n (%)Well (n = 504), n (%)P
History of mild exercise*    
    Age 18 128 (60.7) 300 (60.6) 0.99 
    Age 35 141 (66.5) 319 (63.7) 0.47 
    Age 50 64 (47.4) 236 (57.0) 0.05 
History of moderate exercise*    
    Age 18 124 (57.9) 280 (56.2) 0.67 
    Age 35 135 (62.8) 293 (58.5) 0.28 
    Age 50 51 (37.0) 216 (52.2) 0.002 
History of strenuous exercise*    
    Age 18 88 (40.6) 223 (44.7) 0.30 
    Age 35 96 (44.0) 242 (48.2) 0.30 
    Age 50 29 (20.3) 133 (32.0) 0.008 
Cumulative exercise, MET-h/wk    
    No activity 36 (16.1) 55 (10.9) 0.10 
    ≤5 56 (25.0) 111 (22.0)  
    5.1-10 32 (14.3) 76 (15.1)  
    10.1-20 54 (24.1) 112 (22.2)  
    20.1-40 35 (15.6) 112 (22.2)  
    ≥40 11 (4.9) 38 (7.5)  
Mild exercise, h/wk    
    No activity 92 (41.1) 204 (40.5) 0.52 
    <1 48 (21.4) 124 (24.6)  
    1.1-2 40 (17.9) 83 (16.5)  
    2.1-4 36 (16.1) 65 (12.9)  
    ≥4 8 (3.6) 28 (5.6)  
Moderate or strenuous activity, h/wk    
    No activity 120 (53.6) 218 (43.3) 0.03 
    <1 40 (17.9) 81 (16.1)  
    1.1-2 26 (11.6) 85 (16.9)  
    2.1-4 28 (12.5) 77 (15.3)  
    ≥4 10 (4.5) 43 (8.5)  
    
Calculated variables
 
Mean (SD)
 
Mean (SD)
 
P
 
Mild exercise, MET-h/wk 3.2 (4.4) 3.3 (4.8) 0.79 
Moderate exercise, MET-h/wk 2.2 (4.2) 3.1 (4.9) 0.02 
Strenuous exercise, MET-h/wk 3.1 (7.7) 4.4 (8.8) 0.06 
Walking, MET-h/wk 4.5 (6.6) 4.9 (6.3) 0.41 
Cumulative exercise, MET-h/wk 13.0 (15.5) 15.7 (16.7) 0.04 
*

Missing values were excluded for the statistical calculations for history of exercise at ages 18, 35, and 50.

Includes only the 146 benign and 416 well women who were ≥50 y old.

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