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Table 1 Studies of free-living behaviour reporting percent meeting select step-defined cut points in older adults

From: How many steps/day are enough? For older adults and special populations

First Author Sample Characteristics Instrument Monitoring Frame Cut points used % Meeting
Specified Cut Point
Tudor-Locke [37]
2002
Canada
6 men, 12 women;
Community dwelling older exercisers;
59-80 years
Yamax Digiwalker SW-200, Yamax Corporation, Tokyo, Japan 9 days 10,000 50% never achieved 10,000 steps on any day of the monitoring frame
Newton [58]
2006
UK
54 women;
primary biliary cirrhosis patients
63.0 ± 9.4 years
Actigraph MTI Health Services, USA 6 days Adult Graded Step Index 24% > 10,000
Rowe [55]
2007
UK
29 men, 60 women community dwelling
60+ years
Yamax
Actigraph
7 days 10,000 9.6% of days > 10,000
Ewald [88]
2009
Australia
322 men, 362 women;
community-dwelling, urban;
55 to 85 years
Yamax Digwalker SW-200 7 days 8,000 [84] Overall: 42% > 8,000
55-59 year olds: 62%
80+ year olds: 12%