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Table 1 Anthropometric, fall risk, fall history, health and medical characteristics of young and older participants.

From: Validity and reliability of the Swaymeter device for measuring postural sway

Mean (SD) Old (n = 29) Young (n = 11)
Height (cm) 164.4 (9.9) 170.9 (6.7)
Weight (Kg) 72.5 (9.9) 66.3 (14.9)
Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA) falls risk score 0.60 (1.06) -
Short-form 36 general health score (range 0 - 100) 70.4 (16.9) -
Mini Mental Status Examination score (range 0 - 30) 27.8 (1.7) -
Number (%)   
Female gender 14 (48.3) 6 (54.5)
One or more falls in previous year 7 (24.1) -
Two or more medical conditions* 24 (82.8) -
Four or more medications 18 (62.1) -
  1. *Medical conditions surveyed were; peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, stroke, trans-ischemic attack, heart attack, angina, high blood pressure, heart/blood vessel problems, and arthritis.