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Table 1 Descriptive statistics in full sample and according to sex (mean ± standard deviation or frequency (%))

From: Associations of physical activity in detailed intensity ranges with body composition and physical function. a cross-sectional study among sedentary older adults

 All (n = 293)Men (n = 122)Women (n = 171)
Age, years74.44 ± 3.7874.35 ± 3.9074.50 ± 3.69
Anthropometrics
 Height, m1.66 ± 0.091.73 ± 0.061.61 ± 0.06
 Weight, kg76.84 ± 14.3584.07 ± 12.4571.68 ± 13.39
 Body mass index, kg/m227.88 ± 4.7727.88 ± 3.6027.87 ± 5.46
 Waist circumference, cm95.69 ± 12.47102.11 ± 9.7391.11 ± 12.20
Basic education, n (%)
 Low43 (15)25 (21)18 (11)
 Medium186 (64)77 (63)109 (64)
 High64 (22)20 (16)44 (26)
Current self-rated health, n (%)
 very good/good135 (46)55 (45)80 (47)
 average/poor158 (54)67 (55)91 (53)
Current self-rated mobility, n (%)
 very good/good269 (92)113 (93)155 (91)
 poor/very poor25 (9)9 (7)16 (9)
Body compositiona
 Fat percent35.94 ± 8.23a30.15 ± 6.01a40.04 ± 7.04
 Appendicular lean mass, kg19.40 ± 4.37a23.69 ± 2.95a16.36 ± 2.05
Physical function
 6-min walk, m477.55 ± 82.56502.60 ± 90.68459.68 ± 71.30
 10-m walk, m/s1.98 ± 0.382.11 ± 0.451.88 ± 0.29
 SPPB, total score10.19 ± 1.5410.64 ± 1.459.87 ± 1.53
Accelerometer-measured physical activity
 Valid days6.7 ± 0.86.7 ± 0.76.6 ± 0.8
 Wear time, h/d14.1 ± 1.314.3 ± 1.313.9 ± 1.2
 Sedentary activity, min/d602.3 ± 82.9627.1 ± 81.0584.6 ± 79.9
 Light activity, min/d210.3 ± 66.3196.9 ± 60.8219.8 ± 68.6
 Moderate-to-vigorous activity, min/d32.5 ± 20.133.1 ± 21.032.1 ± 19.5
  1. Note
  2. Abbreviations: 6-min walk = distance walked in 6 mins; 10-m walk = maximal walking speed over 10 m; SPPB Short Physical Performance Battery
  3. aMissing n = 1