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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of participants (N = 25) of the pilot intervention

From: Translation of a tailored nutrition and resistance exercise intervention for elderly people to a real-life setting: adaptation process and pilot study

Characteristic Mean ± SD or N (%)
Age 74.1 ± 6.8
Gender: Male 9 (36)
Frailty status  
– Non-frail 11 (44)
– Pre-frail 12 (48)
– Frail 2 (8)
Education levela  
– Low 10 (40)
– Intermediate 14 (56)
– High 1 (4)
Ethnicity: Native Dutch 25 (100)
Marital status: Married/living together 13 (52)
Motivation at baselineb 4.6 ± 0.7
Alcohol: Drinker (≥1 day/week) 14 (56)
Smoking: Current smokerc 2 (8)
One or more morbiditiesd 23 (92)
  1. aBased on the highest level of education completed, divided into three categories: low (primary school or less), intermediate (lower/medium vocational education, high school), and high (higher vocational education, university)
  2. bScale 1 (totally unmotivated)–5 (very motivated)
  3. cCurrent smoker or stopped smoking < 1 year ago
  4. dDiagnosed by GP in last 12 months. Main morbidities are: high blood pressure (n = 11), joint pain (n = 8), visual impairments (n = 8), and back problems (n = 6)