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Table 1 Description of the study sample

From: Cross-sectional and longitudinal factors influencing physical activity of 65 to 75-year-olds: a pan European cohort study based on the survey of health, ageing and retirement in Europe (SHARE)

  Male (n = 1761) Female (n = 2085)
Age at wave 4: Mean (SD1) 69.6 (3.15) 69.7 (3.13)
Country
 Sweden 206 (11.7%) 256 (12.3%)
 Denmark 138 (7.8%) 134 (6.4%)
 Netherlands 193 (11.0%) 216 (10.4%)
 Germany 202 (11.5%) 196 (9.4%)
 Belgium 279 (15.8%) 345 (16.5%)
 Austria 95 (5.4%) 122 (5.9%)
 Switzerland 90 (5.1%) 105 (5.0%)
 France 158 (9.0%) 230 (11.0%)
 Italy 266 (15.1%) 311 (14.9%)
 Spain 134 (7.6%) 170 (8.2%)
Educational level
 Primary education 442 (25.1%) 676 (32.4%)
 Lower secondary education 279 (15.8%) 446 (21.4%)
 Upper secondary education 517 (29.4%) 510 (24.5%)
 Tertiary education 511 (29.0%) 439 (21.0%)
Marital Status wave 4
 Never married 87 (4.9%) 106 (5.1%)
 Married 1486 (84.4%) 2029 (68.5%)
 Divorced 94 (5.3%) 166 (8.0%)
 Widowed 92 (5.2%) 380 (18.2%)
Size of household wave 4
 1-person household 231 (13.1%) 609 (29.2%)
 2-person household 1277 (72.5%) 1292 (62.0%)
 More than 2-person household 253 (14.4%) 184 (8.8%)
Lives together with partner in household wave 4
 Yes 1502 (85.3%) 1387 (66.5%)
 No 259 (14.7%) 698 (33.5%)
Number of children
 None 144 (8.2%) 152 (7.3%)
 1–2 children 986 (55.9%) 1130 (54.2%)
 3 and more children 615 (35.0%) 789 (37.9%)
  1. 1SD = standard deviation