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Table 2 Physical activity indicators by socioeconomic status stratified by sex; descriptive statistics and linear regression

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

  1st SES quintile (n = 164) 2nd SES quintile (n = 176) 3rd SES quintile (n = 150) 4th SES quintile (n = 142) 5th SES quintile (n = 141) Linear regression B for SES percent (95% CL) Kruskal-Wallis-Test
Mean (SD) adj. For age adj. For age and health status p-value
Women
Questionnaire
  PA, hrs/week 13.27 (14.49) 12.17 (13.83) 9.82 (12.19) 7.99 (12.23) 4.76 (6.73) −0.22 (−0.29, −0.15) −0,22 (−0.29, − 0.17) < 0.01
  MVPA, hrs/week 6.61 (7.36) 6.14 (7.33) 5.55 (6.53) 4.87 (7.24) 3.14 (4.26) −0.09 (− 0.12, − 0.05) −0.09 (− 0.13, − 0.05) < 0.01
  METs/week 49.63 (53.81) 47.22 (53.26) 39.21 (46.91) 31.92 (47.05) 20.88 (28.12) −0.76 (−1.02, − 0.50) −0.76 (− 1.04, − 0.49) < 0.01
Accelerometer
  Total PA (CPM) 1801.83 (472.15) 1845.52 (459.66) 1885.91 (636.76) 1814.07 (458.57) 1823.30 (457.93) 0.39 (−2.38, 3.17) −0.72 (−3.56, 2.12) 0.89
  1st SES quintile (n = 88) 2nd SES quintile (n = 107) 3rd SES quintile (n = 145) 4th SES quintile (n = 167) 5th SES quintile (n = 183) Linear regression B for SES percent (95% CL) Kruskal-Wallis-Test
  Mean (SD) adj. For age adj. For age and health status p-value
Men
Questionnaire
  PA, hrs/week 13.73 (15.82) 11.90 (12.46) 10.46 (10.75) 7.25 (9.54) 5.44 (7.23) −0.23 (−0.29, −0.17) −0.23 (− 0.29, − 0.17) < 0.01
  MVPA, hrs/week 9.23 (11.55) 8.42 (8.33) 7.90 (7.95) 5.50 (7.32) 4.39 (5.52) −0.15 (− 0.19, − 0.10) −0.15 (− 0.19, − 0.10) < 0.01
  METs/week 56.71 (66.29) 49.23 (49.66) 46.36 (47.89) 31.77 (40.99) 25.56 (32.31) −0.88 (−1.14, − 0.62) −0.90 (−1.16, − 0.63) < 0.01
Accelerometer
  Total PA (CPM) 1497.38 (423.85) 1449.01 (433.45) 1537.84 (412.83) 1459.62 (397.57) 1624.98 (435.61) 3.54 (1.16, 5.92) 2.73 (0.31, 5.14) < 0.01
  1. SD Standard deviation, PA Physical activity, MVPA Moderate to vigorous physical activity, Metabolic equivalents, CPM Counts per minute, CL Confidence limits
  2. Statistically significant results (p < .05) in bold,,