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Table 1 Characteristics of the participating older adults by latent class

From: Profiles of physical activity biographies in relation to life and aging satisfaction in older adults: longitudinal findings

  Total1 Increasingly active Consistently active Consistently inactive Decreasingly active
N (%) 419   147 (35) 103 (25) 75 (18) 94 (22)
Variable M (SD) Empirical scale range M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Age 66.6 (5.0) 60.0–95.0 67.3 (31.7) 66.7 (31.9) 66.4 (14.3) 66.2 (20.7)
Gender, female 1.5 (0.5) 1.0–2.0 1.3 (0.2) 1.5 (0.3) 1.6 (0.3) 1.5 (0.3)
Higher education, n (%) 269 (64.2) 0.0–1.0 88 (59.9) 57 (55.3) 54 (72.0) 70 (74.5)
Multimorbidity3, n (%) 277 (66.1) 0.0–1.0 95 (64.6) 76 (73.8) 45 (60.0) 61 (64.9)
Current PA 0.6 (0.9) 0.0–5.5 0.7 (0.8) 0.7 (1.0) 0.5 (0.8) 0.4 (0.2)
PA biography
 Youth 4.4 (1.4) 0.0–1.0 3.3 (1.0) 5.4 (1.0) 3.4 (1.0) 5.0 (1.0)
 30 years 3.9 (1.4) 0.0–1.0 2.8 (0.8) 5.3 (0.8) 2.4 (0.8) 4.4 (0.8)
 50 years 3.9 (1.4) 0.0–1.0 3.9 (0.8) 5.4 (0.8) 2.2 (0.8) 3.7 (0.8)
 60 years 4.2 (1.4) 0.0–1.0 4.7 (0.8) 5.3 (0.8) 2.9 (0.8) 3.9 (0.8)
Satisfaction
 Life satisfaction 4.4 (0.9) 1.5–5.3 4.4 (0.9) 4.6 (0.7) 4.1 (0.9) 4.2 (1.0)
 Aging satisfaction 4.2 (0.9) 1.6–6.0 4.2 (0.9) 4.4 (0.8) 3.9 (1.0) 4.2 (0.9)
 Non-agitation 4.0 (0.9)2 1.0–5.0 4.1 (0.8)2 4.2 (0.8)2 3.7 (1.0)2 3.9 (0.9)2
  1. Note. N = 419. M = Mean. SD = Standard Deviation. PA = Physical activity
  2. 1 Total refers to values derived from the structural equation model. 2 Manifest mean values. 3 Five or more conditions; the empirical range of conditions was 0–12, which was coded 0–4 (multimorbidity absent) or 5–12 (multimorbidity present)