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Table 1 Sample means and deviations for study variables

From: Relationships between self perceptions and physical activity behaviour, fear of falling, and physical function among older adults

Characteristic Number, % or Mean ± SD Range
Participants (number) 66
Age (Years) 71.9 ± 6.67 61–89
Number of Females in the sample 71.21  
BMI (kg/m2) 28.82 ± 5.19 21.4–43.6
Average Number of Medications 3.20 ± 2.15 1–10
Falls History (%, ≥ 1 fall in the last 12 months) 68.2  
Questionnaires
Fear of Falling 10.97 ± 4.02 7–25
IPEQ
  Incidental Physical Activity 13.30 ± 5.78 1.75–26.2
  Planned Physical Activity 4.14 ± 3.98 0–17.0
  Total Physical Activity 17.35 ± 8.04 1.75–35.7
PSDQ
  Physical Activity 2.71 ± 1.56 1.0–6.0
  Appearance 3.35 ± 1.39 1.0–6.0
  Body Fat 3.10 ± 1.77 1.0–6.0
  Coordination 4.05 ± 1.17 1.0–6.0
  Endurance 2.47 ± 1.21 1.0–5.3
  Global Self-Esteem 4.60 ± 0.91 1.4–6.0
  Flexibility 3.61 ± 1.33 1.0–6.0
  Physical Self-Esteem 3.96 ± 1.31 1.0–6.0
  Health 4.98 ± 1.11 2.0–6.0
  Sport 2.48 ± 1.40 1.0–6.0
  Strength 3.56 ± 1.13 1.3–5.6
Strength Measures
Hand Grip Strength (R + L hand, Kg) 23.79 ± 9.86 0a-47
Knee Extensor Muscle Strength (Dominant Leg, N/m) 80.32 ± 32.14 17–186
Physical Function
Sit to Stand (repetitions) 10.67 0a-19
Gait Speed (cm/s) 133.19 89.5–184.9
  1. a: Participant could not do the test due to knee pain and arthritis on the hand, so the value of the test for this participant was excluded from the mean. SD Standard deviation, BM Body Mass Index, IPEQ Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire, PSDQ Physical Self-Description Questionnaire