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Table 3 MVPA and sports participation at baseline and follow-up stratified by widowhood and retirement

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

Variable Baseline Follow-up
  Marriage continued (N=1.324) Widowed (N=136) Marriage continued (N=1.324) Widowed (N=136)
MVPA a     
25th percentile 363 307 348 348
Median 722 581 727 585
75th percentile 1071 1004 1082 861
Missing 37 2 37 4
Sports b     
Yes (%) 723 (55%) 70 (52%) 486 (37%) 48 (35%)
No (%) 564 (43%) 64 (47%) 801 (61%) 84 (62%)
Missing 37 2 37 4
  Baseline Follow-up
Variable Employment continued (N=121) Retired (N=65) Employment continued (N=121) Retired (N=65)
MVPA a     
25th percentile 41 50 39 66
Median 94 86 77 117
75th percentile 137 143 128 154
Missing 1 1 1 1
Sports b     
Yes (%) 66 (55%) 40 (62%) 44 (36%) 29 (45%)
No (%) 54 (45%) 24 (37%) 76 (63%) 35 (54%)
Missing 1 1 1 1
  1. a Score is the ranked sum of walking, bicycling, heavy household activities, sports 1 and sports 2.
  2. b Score is the categorical variable yes/no sports participation.