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Table 1 Descriptive sample overview by survey wave, including summary statistics such as mean (SD) on walking speed, age, height, and weight and shares of women, highly educated, non-manual worker, living in a wealthy region

From: Differences in physical aging measured by walking speed: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Variables Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3 Wave 4 Wave 5 Wave 6
walking speed 0.85 (0.28) 0.85 (0.27) 0.84 (0.28) 0.86 (0.28) 0.88 (0.27) 0.88 (0.28)
age 70.6 (7.4) 70.6 (7.4) 70.5 (7.6) 70.0 (7.6) 70.1 (7.5) 70.1 (7.4)
height 1.64 (0.09) 1.64 (0.10) 1.65 (0.09) 1.65 (0.09) 1.66 (0.09) 1.65 (0.10)
weight 74.5 (14.1) 75.1 (14.7) 75.9 (14.8) 76.8 (15.4) 77.8 (15.5) 77.6 (15.9)
females 54.47 54.85 53.94 53.57 52.72 52.97
higher educated 38.57 42.43 51.33 52.63 57.43 60.9
non-manual occupation 50.33 51.89 52.09 53.09 55.29 57.47
wealthier region 50.06 49.86 50.58 52.24 51.98 51.63
unweighted N 6107 5458 5181 6213 6330 6347
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