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Table 2 Characteristics of men and women in WHS (n = 256,286)

From: The gender gap in mobility: A global cross-sectional study

Characteristic Men (n = 126,195) Women (n = 130,091) P values
  % or Mean (SD) % or Mean (SD)  
Age, years 38.4 ± 16.6 39.7 ± 16.7 0.029
Marital Status    
Married/cohabiting 66.2 65.4 <0.0001
Never married 29.1 18.0  
Separated/divorced 2.4 5.1  
Widowed 2.3 11.4  
Education    
No school 18.8 30.0 <0.0001
Less than primary 10.9 10.7  
Primary completed 20.6 17.7  
Secondary completed 21.5 18.1  
Greater than secondary 28.2 23.6  
Setting    
Urban 45.6 48.1 <0.0001
Rural 54.5 52.0  
Back pain    
Yes 28.8 40.4 <0.0001
No 71.2 59.6  
Arthritis    
Yes 10.1 15.7 <0.0001
No 89.9 84.3  
Angina    
Yes 5.7 8.0 <0.0001
No 94.3 92.0  
Depression    
Yes 23.4 33.1 <0.0001
No 76.6 66.9  
Cognitive Difficulties    
Any 30.5 42.7 <0.0001
None 69.5 57.3