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Table 4 Crude and adjusted association between MVPA (5-min bout) and sociodemographic and health characteristics in older adults – Pelotas/Brazil, 2014

From: Physical activity levels objectively measured among older adults: a population-based study in a Southern city of Brazil

Variable Male Female
n Crude (Mean and IC95%) p n Adjusted (Mean and IC95%) p n Crude (Mean and IC95%) p n Adjusted (Mean and IC95%) p
Age    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001
 60 - 69 188 20 (16; 23)   173 20 (17; 23)   308 12 (10; 13)   270 11 (10; 13)  
 70 - 79 128 13 (10; 16)   117 13 (10; 17)   209 6 (4; 7)   176 6 (5; 8)  
 ≥80 51 3 (2; 4)   48 4 (1; 6)   87 1 (0; 1)   69 1 (0; 2)  
Socioeconomic status    0.03    0.001    0.2    0.4
 A/B (richest) 136 12 (10; 15)   131 12 (9; 14)   191 9 (7; 11)   173 8 (6; 9)  
 C 180 15 (12; 19)   172 16 (13; 20)   326 8 (6; 9)   288 8 (7; 9)  
 D/E (poorest) 36 24 (13; 32)   35 26 (19; 34)   62 8 (4; 12)   54 11 (7; 15)  
Body Mass Índex (BMI)    0.002    0.002    0.3    0.2
 Normal (BMI < 25 kg/m2) 112 18 (13; 22)   107 18 (14; 23)   147 8 (6; 10)   126 9 (7; 10)  
 Overweight (BMI > 25 < 30 kg/m2) 161 17 (13; 20)   154 16 (13; 20)   239 9 (7; 11)   200 9 (8; 11)  
 Obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2) 83 10 (6; 13)   77 10 (7; 13)   206 8 (6; 10)   189 7 (5; 9)  
Marital status    0.4    0.9    <0.001    0.3
 Single 78 16 (10; 22)   71 15 (10; 21)   347 7 (5; 8)   296 8 (6; 9)  
 Married 289 15 (13; 17)   267 15 (13; 18)   257 10 (8; 12)   219 9 (7; 11)  
Occupational status    0.001    0.04    <0.001    0.9
 Currently not working 262 12 (10; 14)   239 14 (12; 16)   466 8 (6; 9)   437 8 (7; 9)  
 Currently working 110 21 (16; 27)   99 19 (14; 24)   84 12 (8; 15)   78 8 (5; 12)  
Self-perceived health    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001
 Very good/ Good 200 18 (15; 21)   186 19 (15; 22)   304 10 (9; 12)   260 10 (8; 12)  
 Regular 146 12 (9; 16)   135 13 (9; 16)   229 7 (5; 8)   199 7 (6; 9)  
 Very bad/Bad 20 4 (2; 7)   17 3 (0; 7)   69 3 (2; 5)   56 3 (2; 5)  
  1. * Non-parametric Kruskall Wallis test for ordinal variables and Wilcoxon test for dichotomized variables
  2. # MVPA = Moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity
  3. **Adjusted for: age, socioeconomic status, BMI, marital status, occupational status and self-perceived health