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Table 1 Participant’s characteristics at baseline (non-snowfall season)

From: Changes in rural older adults’ sedentary and physically-active behaviors between a non-snowfall and a snowfall season: compositional analysis from the NEIGE study

  Overall (n = 355) Men (n = 169) Women (n = 186)  
Mean ± SD / n (%) Mean ± SD / n (%) Mean ± SD / n (%) P-value
Age, yrs. 72.9 ± 5.4 72.8 ± 5.5 73.1 ± 5.3 0.703
Age categories        0.912
Young-old (65–74 yrs.) 225 (63.4) 108 (63.9) 117 (62.9)  
Old-old (≥75 yrs.) 130 (36.6) 61 (36.1) 69 (37.1)  
Area of residence        0.014
Mountain area 160 (45.1) 88 (52.1) 72 (38.7)  
Downtown 195 (54.9) 81 (47.9) 114 (61.3)  
Living arrangement        0.002
Living with others 320 (90.1) 161 (95.3) 159 (85.5)  
Living alone 35 (9.9) 8 (4.7) 27 (14.5)  
BMI, kg/m2 22.6 ± 2.8 23.1 ± 2.4 22.2 ± 3.1 0.002
BMI categories        0.782
Normal (< 25.0 kg/m2) 291 (82.0) 140 (82.8) 151 (81.2)  
Obese (≥25.0 kg/m2) 64 (18.0) 29 (17.2) 35 (18.8)  
Perceived health        0.392
Good (very good/ good) 305 (85.9) 148 (87.6) 157 (84.4)  
Poor (fair/ poor) 50 (14.1) 21 (12.4) 29 (15.6)  
  1. P-value was calculated using t test or chi-square test, as appropriate
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