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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 312)

From: Concurrent validity of the Swedish version of the life-space assessment questionnaire

Variable
Sex, n (%)
 Males 147 (47)
 Females 165 (53)
Age in years, mean (SD) 80 (5)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married 164 (53)
 Widows/widowers 119 (38)
 Never married 13 (4)
 Divorced 16 (5)
Type of housing, n (%)
 Own house 156 (50)
 Apartment 156 (50)
Type of living area, n (%)
 Living in town >5000 inhabitants 206 (66)
 Living in village 200–5000 inhabitants 68 (22)
 Living in small village <200 inhabitants 13 (4)
 Living in the countryside, not in village 25 (8)
Use of assistive devices, n (%)
 Yes 103 (33)
 No 209 (66)
LSA total score (0–120), mean (SD) 65 (23)
 Independent life-space (0–5), median (Q1-Q3) 4 (2–5)
 Assistive life-space (0–5), median (Q1-Q3) 5 (4–5)
 Maximal life-space (0–5), median (Q1-Q3) 5 (5–5)
SPPB total score (0–12), median (Q1-Q3) 10 (7–11)
 total balance (0–4), median (Q1-Q3) 4 (3–4)
 gait speed (0–4), median (Q1-Q3) 3 (2–4)
 chair stand (0–4), median (Q1-Q3) 3 (1–4)
Stair climbing (1–3), median (Q1-Q3) 2 (2–3)
Transfersa (1–4), median (Q1-Q3) 4 (4–4)
Transportation (1–4), median (Q1-Q3) 4 (3–4)
Food shopping (1–4), median (Q1-Q3) 4 (4–4)
Travel for pleasure (1–5), median (Q1-Q3) 2 (1–2)
Community activities (0–8), median (Q1-Q3) 1 (0–2)
  1. atransfer independently out of bed or between two chairs