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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Associations between socioeconomic status and physical activity among older adults: cross-sectional results from the OUTDOOR ACTIVE study

  Women (n = 791) Men (n = 716)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (years) 69.6 (2.9) 69.5 (2.8)
  n (%) n (%)
Marital status
 Married 427 (56.3) 546 (80.1)
 Divorced 142 (18.7) 69 (10.1)
 Widowed 124 (16.3) 26 (3.6)
 Unwed/single 66 (8.7) 41 (6.0)
Self-reported health status
 Less good or bad 127 (16.7) 88 (12.8)
 Good 443 (58.3) 392 (57.1)
 Very good or excellent 190 (25.0) 207 (30.1)
Occupational status
 Paid occupation 108 (13.7) 130 (18.2)
 No occupation 683 (86.3) 586 (81.8)
Socioeconomic status
 1st SES quintile (lowest) 161 (21.0) 88 (12.8)
 2nd SES quintile 173 (22.6) 107 (15.5)
 3rd SES quintile 150 (19.6) 145 (21.0)
 4th SES quintile 142 (18.5) 167 (24.2)
 5th SES quintile (highest) 140 (18.3) 183 (26.5)
  1. SD Standard deviation