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Table 2 Baseline participant characteristics (N = 432)

From: The longitudinal associations between change in physical activity and cognitive functioning in older adults with chronic illness (es)

Demographic characteristics
Age in years, mean (SD) 73.7 (6.1)
 Gender, N (%)
  Male 230 (53.2%)
  Female 202 (46.8%)
Marital status, N (%)
  Living single 76 (17.9%)
  Living together 348 (82.1%)
 Education, N (%)
  Low 202 (48.3%)
  Moderate 89 (21.3%)
  High 127 (30.4%)
 Health-related characteristics
 BMI, median (IQR) a 26.9 (24.3–29.4)
 Degree of impairment, N (%)
  Little impaired 49 (11.4%)
  Medium impaired 205 (47.7%)
  Very impaired 176 (40.9%)
 LPA in min/wk., mean (SD) 2524 (622)
 MVPA in min/wk., median (IQR) a 159 (66.3–292.3)
CF outcomes
 VLT – learning curve ratio, mean (SD) 1.85 (0.55)
 VLT – mean no. words recalled trial 1–5, mean (SD) 7.24 (2.08)
 VLT – no. words delayed recall, mean (SD) 7.57 (3.15)
 TMT – time B-A in sec, median (IQR) a 27.98 (12.79–49.39)
 SST – SSRT in ms, mean (SD) 176.68 (98.91)
 LDST – no. correct subs, mean (SD) 11.33 (4.26)
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard deviation, IQR Inter Quartile Distance, BMI Body mass index, LPA Minutes of light physical activity per week, MVPA Minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, CF Cognitive functioning, VLT Verbal learning test, TMT Trail making test, SST Stop-signal task, SSRT Stop-signal reaction time, LDST Letter digit substitution test. a non-normally distributed variables