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Table 2 Patterns of physical activity and its relationship with demographic variables for men based on age groups

From: Long-term incidence of cardiovascular outcomes in the middle-aged and elderly with different patterns of physical activity: Tehran lipid and glucose study

Age groups 40–60 P-value > 60 P-value
Non-complier Relapser Adopter Complier Non-complier Relapser Adopter Complier
Education      0.53      0.25
 Illiterate/primary 105 (38.7) 55 (37.2) 90 (34.0) 187 (41.8)   72 (84.7) 43 (86.0) 68 (79.1) 191 (73.7)  
 Secondary/diploma 112 (41.3) 65 (43.9) 116 (43.8) 171 (38.3)   9 (10.6) 3 (6.0) 11 (12.8) 40 (15.4)  
 Higher 54 (19.9) 28 (18.9) 59 (22.3) 89 (19.9)   4 (4.7) 4 (8.0) 7 (8.1) 28 (10.8)  
Marital status      0.16      0.39
 Single 1 (0.4) 3 (2.0) 1 (0.4) 8 (1.8)   1 (1.2) 1 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
 Married 267 (98.5) 145 (98.0) 262 (98.9) 431 (96.4)   81 (95.3) 48 (96.0) 82 (95.3) 250 (96.5)  
 Divorced/widowed 3 (1.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.8) 8 (1.8)   3 (3.5) 1 (2.0) 4 (4.7) 9 (3.5)  
Job status      0.65      0.98
 Employed 264 (97.4) 143 (96.6) 261 (98.5) 437 (97.8)   81 (95.3) 48 (96.0) 83 (96.5) 248 (95.8)  
 Unemployed 7 (2.6) 5 (3.4) 4 (1.5) 10 (2.2)   4 (4.7) 2 (4.0) 3 (3.5) 11 (4.2)  
Smoking      0.01      0.49
 Yes 92 (33.9) 48 (32.4) 70 (26.4) 106 (23.7)   14 (16.5) 45 (90.0) 9 (10.5) 40 (15.4)  
 No 179 (66.1) 100 (67.6) 195 (73.6) 341 (76.3)   71 (83.5) 5 (10.0) 77 (89.5) 219 (84.6)  
Family history      0.79      0.49
 Yes 38 (14.0) 22 (14.9) 31 (11.7) 60 (13.4)   4 (4.7) 48 (96.0) 8 (9.3) 21 (8.1)  
 No 233 (86.0) 126 (85.1) 234 (88.3) 387 (86.6)   81 (95.3) 2 (4.0) 78 (90.7) 238 (91.9)  
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD for continuous variables and n (%) for categorical variables
  2. Compliers: those who met the recommendations at both measurements
  3. Non-compliers: those not reaching the recommended levels at both measurements
  4. Adopters: those who were inadequately active at baseline but took up the recommendations at the second measurement
  5. Relapsers: those who acted contrary to the adopter group