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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of those evaluated, grouped according to sitting time

From: Socio-demographic, clinical and health behavior correlates of sitting time in older adults

  Total (n = 3,296) G1 (n = 2,464) G2 (n = 832)  
Variables n % n % n % p-value*
Sex        0.036
Male 1,270 38.5 924 37.5 346 41.6  
Female 2,026 61.5 1,540 62.5 486 58.4  
Age        0.000
60-69 years 1,735 52.7 1,345 54.6 390 46.9  
70-79 years 1,174 35.6 863 35.0 311 37.4  
≥80 years 387 11.7 256 10.4 131 15.7  
Schooling        0.009
Schooled 2,343 71.1 1,781 72.3 562 67.5  
Unschooled 953 28.9 683 27.7 270 32.5  
Monthly household income        0.394
< $308.18 568 17.2 416 16.9 152 18.3  
≥ $308.18 and ≤ $924.54 2,339 71.0 1,764 71.6 575 69.1  
> $924.54 389 11.8 284 11.5 105 12.6  
Living arrangements        0.139
Living alone 269 8.2 191 7.8 78 9.4  
Living with other 3,027 91.8 2,273 92.2 754 90.6  
  1. *Chi-square.
  2. G1: Sitting time < 330 minutes/day.
  3. G2: Sitting time ≥ 330 minutes/day.