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Table 1 Comparison of participant characteristics between those who did and did not consent to wear device

From: Device-assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior in a community-based cohort of older adults

  ActiGraph activPAL
Consent(N = 1151) Non-consent(N = 734) Consent(N = 1135) Non-consent(N = 750)
% % % %
Age category
 65–69 13 5 12 6
 70–74 30 17 30 18
 75–79 23 19 23 20
 80–84 18 19 18 19
 85–89 11 18 11 17
 90+ 6 22 6 21
Male 44 39 44 40
Non-Hispanic white 88 87 89 87
Post-secondary education 90 85 91 85
BMI
 Underweight 1 2 1 2
 Normal 37 39 37 38
 Overweight 39 35 39 35
 Obese 23 25 23 25
Self-rated health
 Excellent 19 9 19 10
 Very good 42 31 42 31
 Good 31 41 31 40
 Fair 7 15 7 15
 Poor 1 4 1 4
# of ADLs with difficulty
 0 79 63 77 65
 1 15 19 16 17
 2+ 6 18 7 17
Significant depressive symptoms (CESD score ≥ 10) 9 12 9 11
Cognitive impairment 3 15 3 15
Regularly walk for exercise 54 39 53 41
Difficulty walking half mile
 None 75 53 74 55
 Some 15 18 15 17
 A lot / Unable 11 29 11 28
Hypertension 48 57 48 57
Coronary artery disease 13 20 13 19
Cerebrovascular disease 10 16 10 15
  1. Column percentages are shown among non-missing