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Table 2 Mean ± SEM minutes per day a of sedentary activity, low PA, lifestyle PA, and MVPA

From: Accelerometer-determined physical activity and self-reported health in a population of older adults (65–85 years): a cross-sectional study

  Women (n = 282) Men (n = 278) Mean difference 95% CI All (n = 560)
Age N Mean ± SEM N Mean ± SEM (Women-Men)   N Mean ± SEM
Sedentary PA         
  65–69 yr 127 535 (6.9)b 116 558 (7.3) −23.1* −42.9 to −3.3 243 547 (5.0)e
  70–74 yr 67 525 (9.5)c 79 554 (8.7) −28.9* −54.4 to −3.5 146 541 (6.4)f
  75–79 yr 51 561 (12.1) 55 580 (10.1) −18.3 −49.6 to 13.0 106 571 (7.6)g
  80–85 yr 37 592 (12.5)d 28 590 (11.5) 1.6 −32.3 to 35.6 65 591 (9.4)h
Low-intensity PA         
  65–69 yr 127 223 (4.9)i 116 192 (4.4)m 30.9* 17.9 to 43.7 243 208 (3.5)p
  70–74 yr 67 223 (6.4)j 79 187 (5.6)n 36.5* 19.7 to 53.3 146 203 (4.4)q
  75–79 yr 51 200 (7.5)k 55 179 (7.6) 20.4* −0.3 to 41.1 106 189 (5.2)r
  80–85 yr 37 178 (8.6)l 28 157 (9.9°) 21.4 −4.7 to 47.5 65 169 (6.5)s
Lifestyle PA         
  65–69 yr 127 69 (3.2)t 116 67 (3.8)x 1.4 −8.4 to 11.2 243 68 (2.3)bb
  70–74 yr 67 64 (5.0)u 79 65 (4.3)y −1.6 −14.6 to 11.4 146 65 (3.0)cc
  75–79 yr 51 49 (5.4)v 55 54 (4.9)z −5.3 −19.7 to 9.1 106 52 (3.5)dd
  80–85 yr 37 37 (3.6)w 28 31 (3.5)aa 5.3 −4.6 to 15.7 65 34 (4.3)ee
MVPA         
  65–69 yr 127 32 (2.2)ff 116 36 (2.5)jj −4.8 −11.4 to 1.9 243 34 (1.6)nn
  70–74 yr 67 28 (3.0)gg 79 31 (2.9)kk −2.6 −10.9 to 5.7 146 29 (2.0)oo
  75–79 yr 51 17 (2.4)hh 55 27 (3.8)ll −9.9* −18.9 to −0.9 106 22 (2.4)pp
  80–85 yr 37 10 (2.1)ii 28 9.0 (1.5)mm 1.3 −3.8 to 6.4 65 9 (2.9)qq
  1. *p ≤ 0.05 for sex within age group.
  2. a All values (mean ± SEM minutes per day of sedentary activity, low PA, lifestyle PA, and MVPA) are adjusted for test centre.
  3. b 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.001.
  4. c 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  5. d 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.001, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.000.
  6. e 65–69 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.05, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  7. f 70–74 yr compared to75–79 yr p = 0.02, 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  8. g 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.05, 75–79 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.02.
  9. h 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.000.
  10. 1 65–59 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.05, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  11. j 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  12. k 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.05.
  13. l 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.000.
  14. m 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.006.
  15. n 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.04.
  16. o 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.006, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.04.
  17. p 65–69 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.02, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  18. q 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  19. r 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.02.
  20. s 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–75 yr p = 0.000.
  21. t 65–69 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.005, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  22. u 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.001.
  23. v 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.005.
  24. w 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 y p = 0.001.
  25. x 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  26. y 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  27. z 75–79 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.04.
  28. aa 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.04.
  29. bb 65–69 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.001, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  30. cc 70–74 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.04, 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  31. dd 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.001, 75–79 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.04, 75–79 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.008.
  32. ee 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.008.
  33. ff 65–69 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.001, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  34. gg 70–74 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.05, 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.001.
  35. hh 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.001, 75–79 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.05.
  36. ii 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.001.
  37. jj 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  38. kk 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.001.
  39. ll 75–79 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.01.
  40. mm 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.001, 80–85 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.01.
  41. nn 65–69 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.000, 65–69 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  42. oo 70–74 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.000.
  43. pp 75–79 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 75–79 yr compared to 80–85 yr p = 0.004.
  44. qq 80–85 yr compared to 65–69 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 70–74 yr p = 0.000, 80–85 yr compared to 75–79 yr p = 0.004.