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Table 1 Description of the study population, England 2008–2012

From: Associations of increases in public transport use with physical activity and adiposity in older adults

  Increasing PT (% of total sample) Initiating PT (% of total sample)
Overall Na 4834 2064
Mean age at t0 (SD) 64.8 (8.7) 65.0 (9.6)
Men 46.9 52.5
Women 53.1 47.5
Never eligible for bus pass 23.3 26.7
Became eligible 9.1 9.4
Always eligible 67.7 63.9
Never used PT at t0 42.3 100
Used PT once/month or less at t0 33.0 0
Used PT 2–3/month at t0 7.2 0
Used PT once/week at t0 6.5 0
Used PT 2–3/week at t0 10.9 0
Middle wealth group t0 20.6 22.1
Lowest wealth group t0 14.2 16.5
Second wealth group t0 18.3 21.1
Fourth wealth group t0 22.7 20.8
Highest wealth group t0 24.1 19.5
Stable wealth t0 to t1 65.6 63.3
Wealth increase t0 to t1 16.5 17.4
Wealth decrease t0 to t1 17.9 19.4
Working t0 and t1 31.4 35.6
Retired t0 to t1 18.4 18.9
Retired t0 and t1 50.2 45.4
Physically inactive t0 and t1 11.3 17.8
Took up physical activity t0 to t1 7.5 7.6
Stopped physical activity t0 to t1 10.4 12.1
At least some physical activity t0 & t1 70.8 62.5
Access to a car t0 and t1 85.9 88.5
Lost access to car t0 to t1 5.1 5.0
Gained access to car t0 to t1 1.7 1.8
No access to a car t0 to t1 7.2 4.7
No ADLs t0 to t1 76.5 70.1
Developed ADLs t0 to t1 7.9 9.8
Recovered from ADL t0 to t1 6.0 6.1
ADLs t0 and t1 9.6 14.0
No mobility problems t0 to t1 35.6 31.4
Developed mobility problems t0 to t1 12.4 13.2
Improved mobility problems t0 to t1 10.1 9.2
Mobility problems both t0 and t1 41.9 46.3
Same address t0 to t1 92.6 91.7
Moved address t0 to t1 7.4 8.3
  1. SD Standard Deviation, ADL Activities of Daily Living
  2. aThis total N includes respondents with the same level of transport at both time points