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Table 4 SPPB subtest: Repeated chair sit-to stand test, seconds 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 7.5 (2.1) 263 7.8 (2.0) 0.11
45–49 259 7.9 (1.9) 282 8.1 (2.5) 0.26
50–54 247 8.0 (2.4) 303 8.6 (2.4) < 0.01
55–59 320 8.4 (2.3) 398 8.7 (2.3) 0.07
60–64 715 8.7 (2.4) 758 9.4 (2.7) < 0.01
65–69 738 9.2 (2.8) 798 10.5 (3.2) < 0.01
70–74 515 9.7 (2.7) 616 11.3 (3.3) < 0.01
75–79 315 10.7 (2.9) 339 11.7 (3.2) < 0.01
80+ 153 11.9 (3.8) 157 12.6 (4.1) 0.11
  1. *t-test. There were 83 individuals that failed on the pre-test and did not do the repeated chair sit-to- stand test
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