Table 6

Summary of results for Vigorous MET scores

OutcomesMean (%) (95% posterior probability interval)
Common percent (%) increase in mean non-zero Vigorous MET score (θ)Evidence for positive effect 107.3 (98.19, 116.20)
Average increase in the probability of observing non-zero Vigorous MET scoresUnclear evidence for effect 6.0 (–1.21, 15.07)
Effects of covariates Direction of evidence
Mean effect (95% posterior
probability interval)
Effect of age on the mean non-zero Vigorous MET score (β1)Evidence for negative effect −0.006 (−0.0075, –0.0036)
Effect of age on the probability of observing non-zero Vigorous MET scores (β1*)Unclear evidence for effect −0.03, (− 0.74, 0.019)
Effect of gender* on the mean non-zero Vigorous MET score (β2)Evidence for negative effect −0.26 (−0.30, –0.21)
Effect of gender* on the probability of observing non-zero Vigorous MET scores (β2*)Unclear evidence for effect 0.19 (−1.16, 1.50)
Effect of working status on the mean non-zero Vigorous MET score (β3)Evidence for negative effect −0.38 (−0.43, –0.34)
Effect of working status on the probability of observing non-zero Vigorous MET scores (β3*)Unclear evidence for effect −1.0 (−2.35, 0.25)
  • *The gender component is the incremental effect of being male on the mean non-zero MET scores and corresponding probabilities of non-zero MET scores.

  • †The working status component is the incremental effect of working on the mean non-zero MET scores and corresponding probabilities of non-zero MET scores.

  • MET, metabolic equivalent.