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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the three cohorts

From: Positive and negative well-being and objectively measured sedentary behaviour in older adults: evidence from three cohorts

  LBC1936 Twenty-07 1930s Twenty-07 1950s
n = 271 n = 118 n = 309
Age M (SD) 78.97 (0.44) 83.40 (0.62) 64.58 (0.90)
Sedentary time (%) M (SD) 62.51 (10.38) 68.16 (10.93) 60.84 (10.77)
Sit-to-stand (number) M (SD) 43.97 (11.49) 42.85 (13.60) 49.12 (13.63)
WEMWBS M (SD) 51.81 (7.93) N/A N/A
HADS-A Mdn (IQR) 4 (2–6) 5 (3–7)a 6 (4–8)a
HADS-D Mdn (IQR) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–5)a 2 (1–5)a
BMI M (SD) 27.22 (4.30) 27.72 (4.57)b 27.92 (4.55)b
Education n (%)
 Low 36 (13.3) 34 (28.8) 25 (8.1)
 Medium 133 (49.1) 61 (50.8) 161 (51.9)
 High 102 (37.6) 24 (20.3) 124 (40.0)
Limiting illness/disability n (%) 49 (18.1) 50 (42.4) 60 (19.4)
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation, Mdn median, IQR interquartile range, BMI body mass index, WEMWBS Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, HADS-A/D Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-Anxiety/Depression subscale
  2. a HADS measured approximately 8 years before sedentary behaviour assessment
  3. b Height measured approximately 8 years before weight and sedentary behaviour assessment