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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Sex- and age-specific normative values for handgrip strength and components of the Senior Fitness Test in community-dwelling older adults aged 65–75 years in Germany: results from the OUTDOOR ACTIVE study

Participants’ characteristics Women (n = 880) Men (n = 777)
  n (%) n (%)
Education
 Basic education (ISCED level 1 + 2) 151 (17.8) 30 (4.1)
 Specialized education (ISCED level 3 + 4) 381 (44.9) 235 (31.8)
 Advanced education (ISCED level ≥ 5) 316 (37.3) 474 (64.1)
Body-mass-index (kg/m2)
 Underweight (<  18.5) 9 (1.0) 0
 Normal weight (18.5 - < 25) 364 (41.6) 211 (27.2)
 Overweight (25 - < 30) 321 (36.7) 394 (50.7)
 Obesity (≥ 30) 181 (20.7) 172 (22.1)
Self-rated health
 Bad 14 (1.7) 10 (1.4)
 Less good 126 (15.0) 86 (11.6)
 Good 492 (58.7) 417 (56.4)
 Very good 175 (20.9) 197 (26.6)
 Excellent 31 (3.7) 30 (4.1)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (years) 69.6 (2.9) 69.5 (2.8)
Body weight (kg) 70.4 (12.8) 85.8 (13.5)
Body height (cm) 162.8 (6.6) 176.5 (6.8)
Waist circumference (cm) 88.2 (12.3) 100.1 (11.8)
Handgrip strength (kg) 25.2 (5.1) 42.0 (7.8)
30s-chair stand test (n in 30s) 12.9 (3.0) 13.4 (3.0)
2 min-step test (n in 2 min) 84.7 (17.7) 87.1 (17.7)
Sit-and-reach test (cm) 3.6 (9.9) −3.9 (11.3)
Back scratch test (cm) −4.5 (9.0) −11.6 (12.4)
  1. ISCED International Standard Classification of Education
  2. SD standard deviation