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Table 3 SPPB subtest: Walking speed, m/s by sex and age

From: Norwegian reference values for the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB): the Tromsø Study

Age (years) Men Women Gender-diff, p-value*
N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
40–44 213 1.31 (0.22) 263 1.31 (0.23) 0.71
45–49 260 1.29 (0.20) 283 1.29 (0.21) 0.79
50–54 250 1.25 (0.20) 306 1.29 (0.23) 0.08
55–59 321 1.24 (0.21) 400 1.26 (0.23) 0.32
60–64 719 1.21 (0.22) 761 1.20 (0.22) 0.40
65–69 741 1.18 (0.21) 804 1.13 (0.23) < 0.01
70–74 519 1.12 (0.23) 629 1.08 (0.24) < 0.01
75–79 319 1.03 (0.25) 352 1.00 (0.24) 0.07
80+ 157 0.97 (0.21) 170 0.94 (0.22) 0.17
  1. *t-test
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