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Table 3 PA variables (intensities and patterns), by gender, age, BMI

From: Exploring patterns of accelerometry-assessed physical activity in elderly people

n = 168PA variables Age group1(p value) Gender (p value) BMI group2(p value)
PA time (%)    
 Sedentary <.0001 0.8300 0.2564
 Light 0.0005 0.3740 0.6067
 MVPA <.0001 0.0221 <.0001
GINI-index    
 Gsedentary 0.0347 0.0862 0.3325
 Glight 0.0115 0.7577 0.8457
 GMVPA* 0.2294 0.1038 0.0003
  1. 1age groups: 65–69 years, 70–74 years, 75–79 years, and ≥ 80 years.
  2. 2BMI groups: normal weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m2), overweight (25.0-29.9 kg/m2) and obese (≥ 30.0 kg/m2).
  3. P-values for comparisons between genders result from Wilcoxon test and for comparisons between Age groups and BMI groups from Kruskal-Wallis test. BMI = body mass index; PA = physical activity; MVPA = moderate to vigorous PA; *n = 156; Significant values are written in bold, p ≤ .05.