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Table 1 Mean Values of Baseline Steps/Day for Youth and Older Women

From: Reliability of pedometer data in samples of youth and older women

  Mean Steps/Day (SD) p Value
Youth Sample (N = 367)   
   All 10,365 (4,178)  
   Gender   < .001
Male (N = 183) 11,283 (4,257)  
Female (N = 184) 9,472 (3,909)  
   Age   .43
10-year-olds (N = 116) 9,916 (3,406)  
12-year-olds (N = 124) 10,465 (4,266)  
14-year-olds (N = 127) 10,562 (4,528)  
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)   .02
18.00 and lower (N = 70) 11,005 (3,796)  
18.01 to 20.00 (N = 64) 10,621 (4,354)  
20.01 to 25.00 (N = 142) 10,641 (4,507)  
25.01 and higher (N = 88) 9,190 (3,546)  
Older Women Sample (N = 270)   
   All 4,352 (2,981)  
   Age   .01
40- to 49-year-olds (N = 18) 4,359 (2,300)  
50- to 59-year-olds (N = 101) 5,047 (3,271)  
60- to 69-year-olds (N = 98) 3,888 (2,572)  
70 years and older (N = 53) 3,773 (3,051)  
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)   < .001
29.9 and lower (N = 78) 5,860 (3,309)  
30 to 39.9 (N = 123) 4,263 (2,894)  
40 to 49.9 (N = 54) 2,930 (1,653)  
50 and higher (N = 13) 2,148 (1,402)