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Table 1 Distribution of baseline characteristics (n = 860) among older individuals in São Paulo, Brazil

From: Health-related factors correlate with behavior trends in physical activity level in old age: longitudinal results from a population in São Paulo, Brazil

Variables n % Total
Gender    
Female 595 69.2 860
Male 265 30.8  
Education    
College/University 234 27.2 860
Primary/Secondary 422 49.1  
No formal 204 23.7  
Age group (years)    
65-69 229 29.5 776
70-79 385 49.6  
80+ 162 20.9  
PAL    
Physically inactive 750 87.2 860
Insufficiently Active 36 4.2  
Active 74 8.6  
BMI (kg/m 2 )    
<24 136 31.5 432
25-29 193 44.7  
30+ 103 23.8  
ADL dependence score    
0 (independent) 297 35.1 847
1-3 (mild) 291 34.4  
4-6 (moderate) 136 16.1  
7+ (severe) 123 14.5  
MMSE    
<24 628 73.0 860
24 + 232 27.0  
Dysthymia Screening    
Positive - 5+ 235 30.7 765
Negative - <4 530 69.3  
Falls (last year)    
No 805 93.8 858
Yes 53 6.2  
Falls    
Yes no impact 225 26.2 858
Yes with impact 53 6.2  
No 580 67.6  
Fractures (last year)    
No 812 94.5 859
Yes 47 5.5  
  1. PAL = physical activity level; ADL = activities of daily living; MMSE = Mini-Mental State Examination