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Table 3 Patterns of physical activity and its relationship with demographic variables for women 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      0.006      0.11
 Illiterate/primary 165 (74.0) 189 (71.3) 175 (59.9) 621 (65.2)   119 (99.2) 110 (98.2) 48 (94.1) 177 (95.2)  
 Secondary/diploma 45 (20.2) 65 (24.5) 90 (30.8) 273 (28.6)   1 (0.8) 2 (1.8) 3 (5.9) 5 (2.7)  
 Higher 13 (5.8) 11 (4.2) 27 (9.2) 59 (6.2)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (2.2)  
Marital status      0.82      0.45
 Single 5 (2.2) 3 (1.1) 7 (2.4) 24 (2.5)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.1)  
 Married 194 (87.0) 229 (86.4) 257 (88.0) 826 (86.7)   63 (52.5) 70 (62.5) 31 (60.8) 104 (55.9)  
 Divorced/widowed 24 (10.8) 33 (12.5) 28 (9.6) 103 (10.8)   57 (47.5) 42 (37.5) 20 (39.2) 80 (43.0)  
Job status      0.11      0.47
 Employed 29 (13.0) 47 (17.7) 62 (21.2) 172 (18.0)   28 (23.3) 26 (23.2) 13 (25.5) 56 (30.1)  
 Unemployed 194 (0.87) 218 (82.3) 230 (78.8) 781 (82.0)   92 (76.7) 36 (76.8) 38 (74.5) 130 (69.9)  
Smoking      0.52      0.25
 Yes 7 (3.1) 14 (5.3) 9 (3.1) 39 (4.1)   1 (0.8) 3 (2.7) 0 (0.0) 7 (3.8)  
 No 216 (96.9) 251 (94.7) 283 (96.9) 914 (95.9)   119 (99.2) 109 (97.3) 51 (100.0) 179 (96.2)  
Family history      0.43      0.70
 Yes 27 (12.1) 24 (9.1) 30 (10.3) 82 (8.6)   8 (6.7) 4 (3.6) 2 (3.9) 9 (4.8)  
 No 196 (87.9) 241 (90.9) 262 (89.7) 871 (91.4)   112 (93.3) 108 (96.4) 49 (96.1) 177 (95.2)  
  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