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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of older adults 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*
Arterial hypertension        0.001
Yes 2,171 65.9 1,583 64.2 588 70.7  
No 1,125 34.1 881 35.8 244 29.3  
Diabetes mellitus        0.002
Yes 655 19.9 459 18.6 196 23.6  
No 2,641 80.1 2,005 81.4 636 76.4  
Use of medication        0.044
Yes 2,877 87.3 2,134 86.6 743 89.3  
No 419 12.7 330 13.4 89 10.7  
Falls        0.162
Yes 905 27.5 661 26.8 244 29.3  
No 2,391 72.5 1,803 73.2 588 70.7  
Self-rated health        0.002
Good 1,580 47.9 1,219 49.5 361 43.4  
Poor 1,716 52.1 1,245 50.5 471 56.6  
Basic activities of daily living        0.000
Dependent 481 14.6 309 12.5 172 20.7  
Independent 2,815 85.4 2,155 87.5 660 79.3  
Body mass index        0.011
Underweight 104 3.2 70 2.9 34 4.1  
Normal weight 1,121 34.0 848 34.4 273 32.8  
Overweight 1,245 37.8 956 38.8 289 34.7  
Obese 826 25.0 590 23.9 236 28.4  
  1. *Chi-square.
  2. G1: Sitting time < 330 minutes/day.
  3. G2: Sitting time ≥ 330 minutes/day.