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Table 2 Baseline characteristics stratified by retirement

From: Do major life events influence physical activity among older adults: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam

Variable Total sample (N=186) Employment continued (N=121) Retired (N=65) pvalue of between group difference c
Age a 58.7 (2.6) 59.0 (2.9) 58.1 (1.7) 0.015
Male gender b 124 (67) 74 (61) 50 (77) 0.030
Educational level b     .731
Low 31 (17) 21 (17) 10 (15)  
High 155 (84) 100 (82) 55 (85)  
Self-rated health b     .928
Good 151 (81) 98 (81) 53 (82)  
Less than good 35 (19) 23 (19) 12 (19)  
No. of chronic diseases a 0.7 (0.8) 0.8 (0.8) 0.6 (0.8) .205
MMSE (0–30)a 28.4 (1.5) 28.3 (1.5) 4.6 (4.3) .445
CES-D (0–60)a 4.8 (4.5) 4.6 (4.3) 5.1 (4.9) 452
Missing 1 1   
  1. a Values are expressed as mean (standard deviation).
  2. b Values are expressed as number (percentage of valid cases).
  3. c Independent t-test for age, cognitive functioning, depressive symptoms, number of self-reported chronic diseases, and χ2 test for gender, educational level and self-rated general physical health.