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Table 1 Background information on athletes, chess players, moderately and inactive older adults (N = 245)

From: Masters or pawns? Examining injury and chronic disease in male Masters Athletes and chess players compared to population norms from the Canadian Community Health Survey

  Masters Athletes Chess Moderately active Inactive
Age
 50–59 years 33 (49%) 20 (40%) 27 (42%) 28 (45%)
 60–69 years 21 (30.4%) 17 (34%) 21 (32.8%) 21 (33.9%)
 70–79 years 10 (14.5%) 8 (16%) 10 (15.6%) 9 (14.5%)
 80 and above 5 (7.2%) 5 (10%) 6 (9.4%) 4 (6.5%)
Marital Status
 Married/Domestic relationship 33 (47.8%) 30 (60%) 48 (75%) 44 (71%)
 Divorced/Widowed/Separated 9 (13.0%) 11 (22%) 12 (18.8%) 12 (19.4%)
 Single/Never married 27 (39.1%) 9 (18%) 4 (6.3%) 6 (9.7%)
Income
 <$60,000 15 (21.7%) 22 (44%) 11 (17.2%) 9 (14.5%)
 $60,000 - $79,000 6 (8.7%) 4 (8%) 6 (9.4%) 8 (12.9%)
 $80,000 or more 48 (69.6%) 24 (48%) 47 (73.4%) 45 (72.6%)
Education
 < Secondary school 6 (8.7%) 3 (6%) 9 (14.1%) 11 (17.7%)
 Secondary graduate 6 (8.7%) 5 (10%) 8 (12.5%) 14 (22.6%)
 Other post-secondary 9 (13.0%) 14 (28%) 3 (4.7%) 3 (4.8%)
 Post-secondary graduate 48 (69.6%) 28 (56%) 44 (68.8%) 34 (54.8%)
Years competing
 <  5 years 19 (27.9%) 2 (4.4%)   
 6 to 15 years 24 (35.3%) 2 (4.4%)   
 16 to 20 years 6 (8.8%) 2 (4.4%)   
 21 or more years 19 (27.9%) 39 (86.7%)   
Practice for activity (hrs/week)
 <  5 h 22 (32.4%) 20 (44.4%)   
 6 to 15 h 45 (66.2%) 18 (40%)   
 16 to 20 h 0 2 (4.4%)   
 21 or more hours 1 (1.5%) 5 (11.1%)   
Injury
 Yes 48 (69.6%) 12 (24%) 9 (14.1%) 9 (14.5%)
 No 21 (30.4%) 38 (76%) 55 (85.9%) 53 (85.5%)
Chronic Disease
 Yes 11 (15.9%) 15 (30%) 43 (67.2%) 40 (64.5%)
 No 58 (84.1%) 35 (70%) 21 (32.8%) 22 (35.5%)
 Total (N = 245) 69 50 64 62
  1. 5 chess players did not report the number of years competed and hours/week practice in the activity
  2. Masters Athletes and chess players were recruited whereas moderately active and inactive were acquired from the CCHS