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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics

From: Potential long-term impact of “On The Move” group-exercise program on falls and healthcare utilization in older adults: an exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial

 OTM
(n = 123)
Usual-care (n = 125)p-value
Mean ± SD or N (%)
Age (y)79.4 ± 8.381.3 ± 7.6.725
Sex (female)108 (87.8)102 (81.6).260
BMI (kg/m2)28.6 ± 6.427.2 ± 5.3.273
Comorbidity Index (0–8)3.0 ± 1.42.8 ± 1.5.548
Education (some college or more)52 (42.3)69 (55.2).355
Race (white)107 (87.0)104 (83.2).652
Global health (very good/excellent)64 (52.0)63 (50.4).831
Global mobility (very good/excellent)72 (58.5)77 (61.6).606
Global balance (very good/excellent)42 (34.2)43 (34.4).984
6MWT (m)272.8 ± 88.2286.0 ± 89.9.291
Gait speed (m/s)0.92 ± 0.210.94 ± 0.21.422
Fear of falling (yes)46 (37.4)50 (40.0).591
Fall history (≥1 in prior year)36 (29.3)34 (27.2).735
Intervention sessions attended (0–24)16.7 ± 7.619.6 ± 5.6.017
Monthly calls completed (0–12)8.2 ± 3.98.9 ± 3.5.304
  1. All characteristics are from baseline (pre-intervention) assessment, except for those pertaining to intervention session attendance and monthly phone calls
  2. Abbreviations: OTM On the Move, SD standard deviation, BMI (body mass index), 6MWT (six-minute walk test)