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Table 1 Participant characteristics (validity sample)a

From: Using a single question to assess physical activity in older adults: a reliability and validity study

  Total (N = 159) Women (n = 58) Men (n = 101)
Characteristic n (%) n (%) n (%)
Activity level    
   Seldom active 24 (15.1) 7 (12.1) 17 (16.8)
   Moderately active 96 (60.4) 41 (70.7) 55 (54.5)
   Vigorously active 38 (23.9) 10 (17.2) 28 (27.7)
Activity level compared to peers    
   Less active 19 (11.9) 7 (12.1) 12 (11.9)
   About as active 61 (38.4) 21 (36.2) 40 (39.6)
   More active 78 (49.1) 30 (51.7) 48 (47.5)
Participant Status    
   Veteran 103 (64.8) 3 (5.2) 100 (99.0)
   Caregiver 56 (35.2) 55 (94.8) 1 (1.0)
Finances at end of month    
   Just enough money 35 (22.0) 11 (19.0) 24 (23.8)
   Money left over 123 (77.4) 47 (81.0) 76 (75.2)
1+ falls in past 12 months 61 (38.4) 17 (29.3) 44 (43.6)
1+ injurious falls in past 12 months 20 (12.6) 8 (13.8) 12 (11.9)
Memory compared to 5 years earlier    
   Worse 78 (49.1) 25 (43.1) 53 (52.5)
   About the same 79 (49.7) 32 (55.2) 47 (46.5)
   Better 2 (1.3) 1 (1.7) 1 (1.0)
Self-rated health    
   Poor 4 (2.5) 2 (3.5) 2 (2.0)
   Fair 28 (17.6) 7 (12.1) 21 (20.8)
   Good 62 (39.0) 24 (41.4) 38 (37.6)
   Very good 48 (30.2) 15 (25.9) 33 (32.7)
   Excellent 17 (10.7) 10 (17.2) 7 (6.9)
  1. aAll participants included had a second clinical assessment (CA2) and were evaluated with the earlier version of the interRAI Community Health Assessment (interRAI). A subset (n = 94) receiving a CA2 were also evaluated with the Veterans' Comprehensive Assessment (VCA)
  2. Percentages were calculated excluding those with missing values
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