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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics, medical characteristics and social-cognitive factors of participants in the study (N = 2568)

From: Socio-demographic, medical and social-cognitive correlates of physical activity behavior among older adults (45–70 years): a cross-sectional study

Variables % or mean; SD; range
Background factors  
Gender  
 % Female 46.7
Age (mean; SD; range) 57.4; 7.1; 44 - 70
Native country  
 % The Netherlands 99.6
Educational level*  
 % Low 54.5
 % Intermediate 23.4
 % High 21.8
Living situation  
 % Together 83.4
Work situation  
 % Paid work 44.8
Marital status  
 % Married/in a relationship 79.9
 % Single/divorced/widowed 20.1
Region of residence  
 % South Limburg 60.7
 % North Limburg/North-Brabant 39.3
Hypertension  
 % Hypertensive 51.9
Body mass index (mean; SD; range) 27.2; 4.7; 15.2 - 64.5
Diabetes  
 % Diabetes 9.7
CVD family history  
 % One family member with CVD 60.2
Perceived stress level  
 % Less than normal 15.5
 % Normal 51
 % High 11.3
CVD family history  
 % One family member with CVD 60.2
Smoking behavior  
 % Smoker 21.1
Alcohol consumption**  
Glasses/day (mean; SD; range) 1.0; 1.4; 0 - 9
 % Not meeting guidelines 14.0
Season  
 % Spring 75.3
 % Summer 9.0
 % Autumn 2.7
 % Winter 13.1
Physical activity  
 CHAMPS: hours/week moderately physically active (mean; SD; range) 6.3; 4.9; 0 – 26.6
 CHAMPS: % ≥ 2.5 hours/week moderately physically active 74.5
 Gender specific  
  Men (mean; SD; range) 5.8; 4.8; 0–26.5
  Women (mean; SD; range) 6.8; 4.9; 0–26.6
Social-cognitive factors  
Awareness  
 % Overestimator 60.0
 % Underestimator/realists 39.6
Disadvantages (attitude) 38.5; 8.1; 1 - 55
Advantages (attitude) 48.5; 9; 11.6 - 65
Social support 14.1; 4.3; 3 - 25
Descriptive norm 9.7; 2.6; 3 - 15
Perceived behavioral control 38.6; 7.9; 11 - 55
Habit 11.2; 2.7; 3 - 15
Action plan 2.2; 1.1; 0 - 6
Intention (stages) 4.5; 1.9; 1 - 6