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Table 2 Descriptiona of baseline prevalence of chronic diseases in the three neighborhoods in Huainan

From: Physical activity and chronic diseases among older people in a mid-size city in China: a longitudinal investigation of bipolar effects

  Nb Prevalence of Chronic Diseases %
  OBTc HTN DBT HTC CD LBSD PK
Total   2553 31.2 51.4 13.6 8.9 38.3 7.5 4.8
Age 55–64 969 31.9 48.2 11.8 9.1 31.9 8.2 2.9
65–74 1018 32.2 55.3*** 15.3** 8.4* 43.0*** 7.5 5.3***
> = 75 566 26.6**d 57.7*** 15.9*** 8.8* 48.9*** 5.7** 9.5***
Gender Male 1385 31.2 57.6 15.4 6.6 40.0 9.0 5.8
Female 1168 31.2 45.1*** 11.6*** 11.3*** 34.3*** 5.8*** 3.3***
Education Primary 774 33.9 55.4 14.8 9.0 42.1 7.0 5.8
Middle 852 31.5*** 53.4* 13.0 8.6 36.8* 7.5 4.8
High 206 30.2*** 49.0*** 14.6 8.4 35.9** 8.0 4.5
College 695 28.3*** 47.1*** 12.3* 8.7 33.4* 8.2 3.5
Income High 414 30.5* 51.1 14.6 8.3 38.9 7.7 4.6
Low/No 2125 31.3* 52.1 13.2 8.8 37.2 7.5 4.8
  1. a Logistic regressions were used for binominal analyses between the prevalence of chronic diseases and the four socio-demographic categorical variables
  2. bN = 2553 residents over 55 years living in the three neighborhoods at least six months and recruited in the baseline survey
  3. cOBT: overweight and obesity; HTN: hypertension; DBT: diabetes; HTC: hyperlipidemia; CD: cardiovascular diseases; LBTD: liver and biliary system diseases; PK: poor kidney function
  4. d*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001