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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Validity of the Modified Baecke Questionnaire: comparison with energy expenditure according to the doubly labeled water method

  Men (n = 10) Women (n = 11) Total (n = 21)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (years) 70.6 (3.8) 69.2 (4.8) 69.9 (4.3)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.3 (2.2) 24.3 (3.1) 25.2 (2.8)
RMR # (MJ/day) 6.8 (0.8)a 5.2 (0.7) 6.0 (1.1)
TEE & (MJ/day) 12.0 (1.4)a 9.6 (0.6) 10.7 (1.6)
PAR * 1.78 (0.22) 1.85 (0.23) 1.82 (0.22)
  Median (range) Median (range) Median (range)
Modified Baecke Questionnaire score 11.9 (5.6–23.2) 14.2 (2.3–35.7) 13.7 (2.3–35.7)
- Household score 1.6 (1.4–2.3)a 2.4 (1.0–2.8) 1.9 (1.0–2.8)
- Sport score 2.2 (0.0–9.7) 2.1 (0.0–11.3) 2.1 (0.0–11.3)
- Leisure score 5.7 (0.7–16.8) 7.0 (0.0–30.8) 6.1 (0.0–30.8)
  1. # RMR = Resting metabolic rate, measured by indirect calorimetry
  2. & TEE = Total energy expenditure, measured by the doubly labeled water method
  3. * PAR = Physical activity ratio, ratio of TEE and RMR
  4. a Significantly different from women