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Table 1 Physical characteristics of study participants

From: New relative intensity ambulatory accelerometer thresholds for elderly men and women: the Generation 100 study

  Women Men
(N = 48) (N = 47)
Height (cm) 163.9 ± 5.7 176.2 ± 6.6
Weight (kg) 66.2 ± 8.9 81.0 ± 10.6
BMI (kg/m2) 24.6 ± 3.3 26.1 ± 2.9
Waist circumference (cm) 88.6 ± 10.1 96.2 ± 8.2
Cardiovascular disease (%) 15.2 14.6
Diabetes (%) 2.2 8.3
Cancer (%) 13.0 16.7
Hypertension (%) 28.3 29.2
Stroke (%) 13.0 12.8
Physical ailments (%) 11.6 4.3
Prescription medication (%) 73.2 78.3
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD)
  2. Abbreviations: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, physical ailments, prescription medication = obtained from self-report questionnaires filled as part of Generation 100 study. Cardiovascular disease was defined as any of the following: Heart attack or angina pectoris or heart failure or atrial fibrillation or other heart condition. BMI body mass index