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Table 2 Distribution (%) of older adults according to gait speed quartiles

From: Factors associated with lower gait speed among the elderly living in a developing country: a cross-sectional population-based study

Variables   Gait speed (%) Value p
Total 1° Q 2° Q 3° Q 4° Q
Age       0.000
 60-74 years 74.9 17.6 30.8 27.5 24.0  
 75 years and more 25.1 46.9 27.3 16.1 9.7  
Sex       0.987
 Male 39.7 25.3 29.3 24.7 20.7  
 Female 60.3 24.8 30.3 24.7 20.2  
Ethnicity       0.939
 No White 41.6 25.7 29.9 24.7 19.7  
 White 58.4 24.6 29.7 24.8 21.0  
Education       0.000
 Illiterate 11.8 38.7 35.8 16.4 9.1  
 1 to 3 years 22.4 31.4 34.3 18.0 16.3  
 4 to 7 years 38.1 25.6 29.5 27.3 17.6  
 8 years and more 27.7 13.0 24.5 29.9 32.6  
Conjugal situation       0.001
 with someone 43.3 21.4 30.0 24.5 24.1  
 Alone 56.7 30.0 29.2 25.1 15.7  
BMI       0.701
 Underweight 12.5 27.7 32.1 24.5 15.2  
 Eutrophic 39.2 23.9 28.3 26.0 21.8  
 Overweight 48.3 25.2 30.7 23.4 20.6  
Enough income       0.044
 No 42.9 18.5 22.5 34.8 24.0  
 Yes 57.1 21.8 26.6 26.3 25.3  
  1. São Paulo-SP, Brazil. SABE Study, 2010. (n = 1112).
  2. Abbreviations: BMI: Body Mass Index. Income level is presented as monthly income measured in multiples of the minimum wage.