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Table 1 Participant Characteristics for the EPIC-Norfolk Accelerometry Sample by Gender (3rd health check, 2006–2011)

From: The descriptive epidemiology of accelerometer-measured physical activity in older adults

   All Men Women
  n = 4052 n = 1797 (44.3 %) n = 2255 (55.7 %)
Age, mean (SD) 69.0 (7.6) 70.0 (7.6) 68.2 (7.5)
Paid employment yes % (n) 25.8 (1028) 29.2 (518) 23.1 (510)
  no % (n) 74.3 (2957) 70.8 (1255) 76.9 (1678)
Education level O-level or lower % (n) 37.3 (1512) 30.5 (548) 42.8 (964)
  A-level % (n) 45.3 (1835) 49.7 (893) 41.8 (942)
  Degree % (n) 17.4 (704) 19.8 (355) 15.5 (349)
BMI underweight % (n) 0.7 (28) 0.4 (7) 0.9 (21)
  normal weight % (n) 34.9 (1414) 27.2 (489) 41.0 (925)
  overweight % (n) 45.8 (1855) 54.4 (978) 38.9 (877)
  obese % (n) 18.6 (755) 18.0 (323) 19.2 (432)
Smoking current % (n) 4.0 (159) 3.9 (69) 4.1 (90)
  former/never % (n) 96.0 (3829) 96.1 (1702) 96.0 (2127)
Self-rated health very good/excellent % (n) 43.1 (1706) 42.6 (748) 43.5 (958)
  good % (n) 42.2 (1671) 41.8 (734) 42.6 (937)
  fair/poor % (n) 14.7 (581) 15.7 (275) 13.9 (306)
  1. Absolute numbers do not add up to the column total due to missing data