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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Interrater and test-retest reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the BESTest and mini-BESTest in people with increased risk of falling

  Total Elderly persons Stroke MS
n 42 20 12 10
Men, n (%) 15 (35.7) 5 (25.0) 7 (58.3) 3 (30.0)
Age (years), mean (SD) 71.7 (14.8) 77.4 (8.8) 80.0 (6.3) 50.4 (10.7)
Body mass index (kg/m2), mean (SD) 25.3 (4.1) 24.6 (4.5) 25.1 (4.1) 26.8 (3.4)
Walking aid, n (%) 19 (45.2) 7 (36.8) 5 (26.3) 7 (36.8)
Falls past year, n (%) 28 (66.7) 14 (50.0) 7 (25.0) 7 (25.0)
Recurrent fallers, n (%) 17 (40.5) 6 (35.3) 5 (29.4) 6 (35.3)
FES-I, (16–64), mean (SD) 24.1 (7.6) 22.5 (6.1) 22.5 (4.4) 29.4 (10.9)
  1. n number of participants, SD standard deviation, MS multiple sclerosis, FES-I Fall Efficacy Scale-International