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Table 1 General characteristics of elderly living in long-term care facilities (N = 157)

From: Effects of resistance and functional-skills training on habitual activity and constipation among older adults living in long-term care facilities: a randomized controlled trial

  Resistance training (n = 40) Functional training (n = 41) Combined training (n = 45) Control (n = 31)
Age, mean ± SD, yr 81.0 (± 5.8) 82.1 (± 4.9) 80.9 (± 6.3) 81.3 (± 4.4)
Sex, No. (%) male/female 11(27)/29(73) 8(20)/33(80) 7(16)/38(84) 5(16)/26(84)
marital status, No. (%)
- Married 8 (20) 7 (17) 10 (22) 11(36)
- Widowed 28 (70) 30 (73) 32 (71) 19 (61)
- never married 1 (3) 2 (5) 3 (7) 1 (3)
- divorced 3 (8) 2 (5) - -
type of residence, No. (%)
- nursing home 6 (15) 5 (12) 7 (16) 2 (7)
- residential care 34 (85) 36 (88) 38 (84) 29 (93)