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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of The Study Population (n = 1485)

From: Physical capacity, subjective health, and life satisfaction in older women: a 10-year follow-up study

  Mean (SD) Range
Continuous variables
 Age (years) 67.4 (2.9) 62.6–72.8
 Body mass index 28.6 (5.1) 16.6–61.7
 Grip strength (kgF) 25 (5.8) 2.5–42
 One-legged stance test (seconds) 18.2 (11.4) 0–30
 Life satisfaction scorea 8.1 (2.61) 4–20
 Follow-up life satisfaction scorea 8.5 (2.67) 4–20
Categorical variables
 Self-rated healthb   1–5
 Self-rated mobilityc   1–6
  1. a Lower scores represent higher life satisfaction (range: 4-20)
  2. bSubjects in each category: 1. poor (n = 2), 2. not good (n = 70), 3. moderate (n = 770), 4. good (n = 535), 5. very good (n = 108)
  3. cSubjects in each category: 1. incapable of movement (n = 2), 2. can only move indoors (n = 7), 3. can walk 100 m at most (n = 24), 4. can walk 1 km at most (n = 90), 5. can move, unable to run (n = 523), 6. fully capable of movement (n = 839)