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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health-related characteristics of participants

From: Is achieving 7,000 steps/day cross-sectionally and prospectively associated with older adults’ lower-extremity performance?

Variables Total sample (n = 89) Men (n = 26) Women (n = 63)
N % N % N %
Age group       
60–74 years 75 84.3 % 24 92.3 % 51 81.0 %
≥ 75 years 14 15.7 % 2 7.7 % 12 19.0 %
Educational level       
Up to high school 69 77.5 % 18 69.2 % 51 81.0 %
University and higher 20 22.5 % 8 30.8 % 12 19.0 %
Job status       
Without a full-time job 87 97.8 % 26 100.0 % 61 96.8 %
With a full-time job 2 2.2 % 0 0.0 % 2 3.2 %
Marital status       
Married 60 67.4 % 22 84.6 % 38 60.3 %
Not married 29 32.6 % 4 15.4 % 25 39.7 %
Living status       
Living alone 8 9.0 % 0 0.0 % 8 12.7 %
Living with others 81 91.0 % 26 100.0 % 55 87.3 %
Body mass index       
Non-overweight 48 53.9 % 15 57.7 % 33 52.4 %
Overweight 41 46.1 % 11 42.3 % 30 47.6 %
Sedentary behavior       
< 9 h/day 17 19.1 % 5 19.2 % 12 19.0 %
≥ 9 h/day 72 80.9 % 21 80.8 % 51 81.0 %
Daily steps       
< 7,000 steps/day 40 44.9 % 9 34.6 % 31 49.2 %
≥ 7,000 steps/day 49 55.1 % 17 65.4 % 32 50.8 %
Baseline lower-extremity performance       
Worse 44 49.4 % 11 42.3 % 33 52.4 %
Better 45 50.6 % 15 57.7 % 30 47.6 %
Difference in lower-extremity performance between baseline and follow-up       
Declined 42 47.2 % 9 34.6 % 33 52.4 %
Maintained or improved 47 52.8 % 17 65.4 % 30 47.6 %