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Table 1 Subject characteristics between those who have lower and higher levels of physical activity. Values are means (SD) or percentages.

From: Physical activity is related to quality of life in older adults

Variables Lower Physical Activity Group (n = 50) Higher Physical Activity Group (n = 62) Test Statistic* P Value
Age (yrs) 70 (8) 69 (8) 0.36 0.717
Weight (kg) 76.8 (14.8) 78.1 (14.4) 0.49 0.626
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 28.6 (5.6) 27.2 (4.9) 1.00 0.320
Waist-to-Hip Ratio 0.84 (0.09) 0.87 (0.10) 1.25 0.215
Gender (% Female) 72 44 4.55 0.033
Race (% Causasian) 92 94 1.46 0.227
Hypertension (%) 60 39 4.18 0.041
Hyperlipidemia (%) 34 32 < 0.01 0.979
Diabetes (%) 14 13 < 0.01 0.963
Dyspnea (%) 36 23 1.39 0.238
Arthritis (%) 68 53 1.42 0.234
  1. * t-scores and chi-square scores.