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Table 1 Comparison of sociodemographic data between responders and non-responders in the Elderly Medication Cohort Follow-up Study in Tainan City, Taiwan, 1996-2004

From: Non-leisure time physical activity is an independent predictor of longevity for a Taiwanese elderly population: an eight-year follow-up study

  Responders(%) Nonresponders(%)  
Variables (N = 876) (N = 559) P Value a
Age, years 72 ± 6.1 73.8 ± 7.1 <.005b
Age group    <.05
   65-69 330 (37.7) 186 (33.3)  
   70-74 279 (31.8) 152 (27.2)  
   75-79 148 (16.9) 108 (19.3)  
   80 119 (14.6) 113 (20.2)  
Sex    NSc
   Men 477 (54.5) 294 (52.6)  
   Women 399 (45.5) 265 (47.3)  
Education level    NS
   Illiterate 367 (41.9) 223 (39.4)  
   Elementary 313 (35.7) 195 (34.9)  
   Junior high 79 (9.0) 52 (9.3)  
   Senior high 67 (7.6) 56 (10.0)  
   college 50 (6.7) 33 (5.9)  
Marital    
   Married 549 (62.7) 288 (51.5)  
   Widow/widower 206 (23.5) 166 (29.9)  
   Divorced 21 (2.4) 10 (1.8)  
   Unmarried 100 (11.4) 95 (17.0)  
Occupation    NS
   Yes 182 (32.2) 225 (40.3)  
   No 594 (67.8) 334 (59.7)  
  1. a Chi-square test between responders and nonresponders.
  2. b t test.
  3. c NS = no significant at p value > .05.