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Table 2 Preferred walking speed, quality of life and physiological measurements in Older Adults and Younger Adults

From: Study of the association between gait variability and physical activity

  Older Adults Young Adults    
Measurements M SD M SD p-value Power ES
MCS 48.4 9.7 47.1 7.2 .6232 .076 .2
PCS 53.3 6.8 56.9 5.4 .0664 .438 −.6
PCS (PF) 52.9 4.9 56.8 1.1 .0009 .956 −1.1
PWS (km/h) 4.8 0.5 5.0 0.7 .2461 .198 −.4
Falls (n) .5 1.0 .0 .0 .0250 .619 .7
VO2max (ml/kg/min) 26.9 5.1 39.3 4.7 <.0001 1.000 −2.6
HRmax (bpm) 162.3 6.4 194.7 8.1 <.0001 1.000 −4.6
RMR (MJ/die) 5.5 .9 5.9 1.2 .2046 .229 −.4
SHR (bpm) 59.4 4.8 58.1 8.3 .5294 .093 .2
  1. Data are presented as mean (M), standard deviation (SD); p-value and power (one-way ANOVA); effect size (ES)
  2. MCS mental component summary, PCS physical component summary, PF physical function, PWS preferred walking speed, VO 2max maximal oxygen uptake, HR max maximal heart rate, RMR resting metabolic rate, SHR sleeping heart rate