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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for study sample

From: Construct validation of a non-exercise measure of cardiorespiratory fitness in older adults

Variable Mean (standard deviation)/Frequency (%)
Demographics  
   Age 66.73 (5.7)
   Sex  
Male 63 (36.6%)
Female 109 (63.4%)
   Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 28.8 (4.4)
   Marital Status  
Married 99 (57.6%)
Significant Other 3 (1.7%)
Single 11 (6.4%)
Divorced/Separated 34 (19.8%)
Widowed 25 (14.4%)
   Race  
Asian 6 (3.5%)
African American 12 (7.0%)
White 154 (89.5%)
   Ethnicity  
Hispanic/Latino 3 (1.7%)
Non-Hispanic/Latino 169 (98.3%)
   Education  
<College 78 (45.4%)
≥ College 94 (54.6%)
   Income  
<$40,000 67 (41.5%)
≥ $40,001 95 (58.6%)
Fitness (METS)  
   CRF predicted by GXT 6.17 (1.4)
   CRF predicted by Rockport testing 6.12 (1.7)
   CRF predicted by equation 6.12 (2.32)
Self-Reported Physical Activity Level  
   1 55 (32%)
   2 52 (30.2%)
   3 22 (12.8%)
   4 35 (20.3%)
   5 8 (4.7%)
Cardiovascular Risk Factors  
   None 27 (15.7%)
   1-3 118 (68.7%)
   4-6 25 (14.6%)
   ≥ 7 2 (1.2%)
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