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Table 2 Type of physical activity by skin cancer status, the Nambour Skin Cancer Study (N = 1,171)

From: Prospective study of physical activity and risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

    Women    Men  
Type of physical activity SCC (n = 90) No SCC (n = 675) p-value SCC (n = 98) No SCC (n = 408) p-value
Recreational activity, total (hrs/wk)
   None 32 (35.6) 190 (33.0) 0.823 33 (33.7) 169(41.4) 0.093
   F ≤ 1 M ≤ 1.5 18 (20.0) 135 (23.5)   17 (17.3) 88 (21.6)  
   F ≤ 3 M ≤ 4 19 (21.1) 131 (22.8)   21 (21.4) 81 (19.9)  
   F > 3 M > 4 21 (23.3) 119 (20.7)   27 (27.6) 70 (17.2)  
Walking (hrs/wk)       
   None 40 (44.4) 278 (48.3) 0.479 43 (43.9) 261 (64.0) < 0.001
   F < 1 M < 1.2 17 (18.9) 88 (15.3)   11 (11.2) 57 (14.0)  
   F < 2.5 M < 2.5 13 (14.4) 107 (18.6)   20 (20.4) 46 (11.3)  
   F ≥ 2.5 M ≥ 2.5 20 (22.2) 102 (17.7)   24 (24.5) 44 (10.8)  
Moderate activity (hrs/wk)
   None 74 (82.2) 434 (75.5) 0.374 72 (73.5) 290 (71.1) 0.895
   F < 1.5 M < 1.75 8 (8.9) 72 (12.5)   13 (13.3) 59 (14.5)  
   F ≥ 1.5 M ≥ 1.75 8 (8.9) 69 (12.0)   13 (13.3) 59 (14.5)  
Vigorous activity (hrs/wk)
   None 85 (94.4) 527 (91.7) 0.363 92 (93.9) 350 (85.8) 0.030
   F ≤ 8 M ≤ 12 5 (5.6) 48 (8.3)   6 (6.1) 58 (14.2)  
Recreational activity, total (MET-hr/wk)
   None 32 (35.6) 190 (33.0) 0.911 33 (33.7) 169 (41.4) 0.417
   F ≤ 3.7 M ≤ 6 19 (21.1) 132 (23.0)   19 (19.4) 81 (19.9)  
   F ≤ 10.7 M ≤ 18 21 (23.3) 125 (21.7)   23 (23.5) 82 (20.1)  
   F > 10.7 M > 18 18 (20.0) 128 (22.3)   23 (23.5) 76 (18.6)  
Occupational activity       
   Sedentary 25 (29.8) 192 (37.4) 0.073 23 (24.2) 104 (29.1) 0.200
   Standing 9 (10.7) 84 (16.3)   37 (38.9) 146 (40.8)  
   Manual 50 (59.5) 238 (46.3)   35 (36.8) 108 (30.2)