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Table 3 Associations between 1000 steps increments and the different musculoskeletal fitness- and balance variables

From: Musculoskeletal fitness and balance in older individuals (65–85 years) and its association with steps per day: a cross sectional study

  Crude   Adjusteda  
  B (SE) 95 % CI B (SE) 95 % CI
  OLS (sec)
1000 steps increments 2.32 (0.48)b 1.36 to 3.28 1.88 (0.52)b 0.85 to 2.90
  HG (kg)
1000 steps increments 0.22 (0.32) −0.41 to 0.84 −1.33 (0.24) −0.61 to 0.34
  SBE (sec)
1000 steps increments 5.16 (1.21)b 2.77 to 7.55 4.63 (1.34)b 1.98 to 7.29
  SR (cm)
1000 steps increments 0.44 (0.29) −0.14 to 1.02 0.15 (0.31) −0.47 to 0.77
  BSR (cm)
1000 steps increments 0.68 (0.31)b 0.06 to 1.29 0.38 (0.35) −0.31 to 1.067
  BSL (cm)
1000 steps increments 0.76 (0.32)b 0.13 to 1.39 0.59 (0.35) −0.10 to 1.29
  1. Abbreviations: OLS one leg standing, HG handgrip, SBE static back extension, SR sit and reach, BSR: back scratch right arm over, BSL back scratch left arm over
  2. aThe adjusted models include age, sex, daily accelerometer wear time, and test center as covariates
  3. b p < 0.05 between 1000 steps increments and test score
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