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Table 1 Six-meter walking speed by sociodemographic and lifestyle of participants (n=301)

From: Using hand grip strength to detect slow walking speed in older adults: the Yilan study

  Total 6-Meter Walking Speed (m/sec) p-value for t-test/ ANOVA
n (%) Mean (SD)
Age (years)
 ≥ 75 127 (42.2) 0.79 (0.29) <0.001
 < 75 174 (57.8) 1.03 (0.31)
Sex
 Women 166 (55.1) 0.87 (0.33) <0.001
 Men 135 (44.9) 1.00 (0.29)
Body mass index (kg/m2)a
 18.5-23.9 130 (43.2) 0.98 (0.30) 0.078
 < 18.5 11 (3.7) 0.91 (0.22)
 ≥ 24.0 158 (52.5) 0.89 (0.33)
Education status
 Junior and above 180 (59.8) 0.99 (0.30) 0.001
 Primary 121 (40.2) 0.84 (0.33)
Living status
 With others 280 (93.0) 0.93 (0.32) 0.647
 Alone 21 (7.0) 0.90 (0.26)
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 246 (81.7) 0.92 (0.33) 0.115
 Ex- smoker 39 (13.0) 0.94 (0.30)
 Current-smoker 16 (5.3) 1.09 (0.20)
Drinking status
 Non-drinker 248 (82.4) 0.91 (0.33) 0.06
 Ex-drinker 10 (3.3) 0.99 (0.24)
 Current-drinker 43 (14.3) 1.03 (0.25)
Frequency of exercisea
 < 3/ week 54 (17.9) 0.79 (0.32) <0.001
 ≥ 3/ week 244 (81.1) 0.96 (0.31)
  1. aNumbers of subjects are not equal to 301 due to missing values in variables