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Table 1 Mean scores of the PASE by demographic characteristics of the study sample (n = 180)

From: Physical activity in Iranian older adults who experienced fall during the past 12 months

  No (%) PASE score (95%CI) P value*
Age    0.004
60-64 88 (48.8) 68.0 ± 55.2 (56.3-79.7)  
65-69 44 (24.4) 57.6 ± 37.6 (46.2-69.1)  
70-74 26 (14.4) 33.9 ± 24.4 (24.1-43.8)  
75-79 11 (6.1) 22.5 ± 11.0 (15.1-29.9)  
>80 11 (6.1) 42.2 ± 29.0 (22.6-61.8)  
Gender    0.725
Male 49 (27.2) 58.2 ± 44.8 (45.3-44.8)  
Female 131 (72.7) 55.4 ± 47.5 (47.2-63.7)  
Education    0.426
Illiterate 102 (56.6) 58.6 ± 48.0 (49.2-68.1)  
Literate 78 (43.3) 53.0 ± 45.0 (42.9-63.2)  
Marital status    0.703
Married 100 (55.5) 54.8 ± 42.7 (46.3-63.3)  
Never married 2 (1.1) 22.9 ± 7.1 (41.1-87/0)  
Divorced 7 (3.8) 63.6 ± 25.1 (40.3-86.9)  
Widowed 71 (39.4) 53.3 ± 53.8 (45.6-71.1)  
Having chronic disease    0.148
Yes 142 (78.8) 53.1 ± 46.4 (45.3-60.8)  
No 38 (21.1) 65.9 ± 45.4 (51.0-80.8)  
Living arrangement    <0.001
Living with others 164 (91.1) 57.3 ± 48.3(49.9-64.8)  
Living alone 16 (8.9) 44.8 ± 22.1(33.0-56.6)  
Number of falls    <0.001
1 82 (45.5) 87.6 ± 51.5(76.2-98.9)  
2 55 (30.6) 39.24 ± 15.8(34.9-43.5)  
3 21 (11.7) 22.98 ± 11.3(17.8-28.1)  
4 22 (12.2) 13.7 ± 4.3(11.8-15.6)  
  1. *Derived from t-test or one-way analysis of variance (where necessary) for comparing PASE score among different subgroups.