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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: Diurnal profiles of pedometer-determined physical activity in chronically ill and mobility-limited older adults: a cross-sectional study

  Total (n = 149)
Socio-demographic factors (%)
Female 74.5
Living alone (n = 148) 58.1
SES* (n = 123)  
 Low 39.0
 Middle 51.2
 High 9.8
Anthropometric data (mean ± SD)
Age [years] 79.5 ± 5.2
BMI [kg/m2] 30.3 ± 5.5
Functional tests (mean ± SD)
Timed up-and go [s] 12.8 ± 4.5
Grip strength (dominant hand) [kg] 24.2 ± 8.3
Chair-rise [s] 20.0 ± 10.2
Tandem stand [s] 8.7 ± 2.4
Chronic diseases (%)
Hypertension 89.3
Type 2 diabetes 34.2
Chronic ischemic heart disease 28.9
Heart failure 34.9
Peripheral arterial disease 13.4
COPD 21.5
Chronic kidney disease 19.5
Spinal osteochondrosis 67.8
Osteoarthritis of the hip 47.7
Osteoarthritis of the knee 60.4
Osteoporosis 20.1
Number of specified diseases
 1 4.7
 2-3 30.2
 4-5 38.9
 ≥ 6 26.2
Mobility limitation and falls (%)
No walking aid 49.7
Cane 28.2
Rollator 22.1
Falls in the last 12 months (n = 147)
 0 71.4
 1-2 23.8
 ≥ 3 4.8
  1. SD standard deviation; COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  2. *Socioeconomic status determined by education, job and income.