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Table 3 Participant characteristics

From: Eccentric versus traditional resistance exercise for older adult fallers in the community: a randomized trial within a multi-component fall reduction program

  RENEW (n = 68) Traditional (n = 66)  
Characteristic n or mean % or SD n or mean % or SD p-value
Age (years) 76.59 7.39 75.59 6.98 0.42
BMI 27.09 4.97 28.35 5.74 0.18
Comorbidities 5.18 2.26 5.20 2.36 0.95
Drugs 4.44 3.98 5.19 3.57 0.25
Gender
 Female 45 66.18 42 63.64 0.86
 Male 23 33.82 24 36.36  
Hispanic ethnicity      0.24
 Yes 0 0.00 2 3.03  
 No 68 100.00 64 96.97  
Race      0.30
 American Indian or Alaska Native      
 Asian 1 1.47 0 0.00  
 Black or African American 0 0.00 1 1.52  
 White 67 98.53 63 95.45  
 More than one race 0 0.00 1 1.52  
 Unknown or not reported 0 0.00 1 1.52  
Smoker      1.00
 No 67 98.53 66 100.00  
 Yes 1 1.47 0 0.00  
Marital status      0.93
 Divorced 9 13.24 9 13.64  
 Married 39 57.35 39 59.09  
 Single 4 5.88 5 7.58  
 Widowed 16 23.53 13 19.70  
Education      0.26
 0–8 years 2 2.99 0 0.00  
 1–3 years of high school 2 2.99 1 1.52  
 High school graduate/GED 4 5.97 7 10.61  
 Some college/technical school 21 31.34 12 18.18  
 Associate Degree 0 0.00 1 1.52  
 Bachelor’s Degree 13 19.40 18 27.27  
 Post-graduate education 25 37.31 27 40.91  
Employment status      0.87
 Employed full-time 4 5.97 3 4.55  
 Employed part-time 7 10.45 5 7.58  
 Not employed outside the home 0 0.00 1 1.52  
 Retired 56 83.58 57 86.36