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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Mediating factors on the association between fear of falling and health-related quality of life in community-dwelling German older people: a cross-sectional study

N = 309
Female n (%) 227 73.46
Age Mean (SD) 78.67 5.31
Educational status n (%)   
 Low   94 30.42
 Intermediate   92 29.77
 High   118 38.19
 Other   5 1.62
Marital status n (%)   
 Married/living in a partnership   140 45.31
 Widowed   111 35.92
 Divorced   37 11.97
 Permanently living separated   3 0.97
 Single   18 5.83
Living alone n (%) 166 53.72
Chronic conditions Mean (SD) 2.52 1.56
LLFDI functiona Mean (SD) 57.34 7.94
LLFDI disabilityb Mean (SD) 70.66 11.98
TUG (time in seconds) Mean (SD) 13.29 3.86
Prevalence of fallers n (%) 126 40.78
Number of falls among fallers Mean (SD) 1.61 1.21
Fear of falling n (%) 10.36 3.03
 Low concern   105 33.98
 Moderate concern   163 52.75
 High concern   41 13.27
EQ-5D index Mean (SD) 0.84 0.15
EQ-VAS Mean (SD) 70.91 16.46
  1. LLFDI Late Life Function and Disability Instrument, TUG Timed up-and-go test
  2. aHigher score indicates lower limitations
  3. bHigher score indicates lower disability