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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) for assessing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour of older adults in the United Kingdom

  Overall sample
n
Gender Male 129
Female 97
Age (years) 60–70 106
71–80 85
81–90 18
91 plus 4
Ethnicity White 222
Nationality British 124
Irish 36
Northern Irish 58
English 2
Scottish 3
Other 1
Relationship status Married 150
Living with a partner 2
Single 20
Separated 4
Divorced 14
Widowed 34
Highest educational attainment Primary school (not complete) 5
Primary or equivalent 15
High School (GCSE/O-Level/Intermediate/Junior 47
Cert) 29
High School (A-Level/Leaving Cert) 36
Diploma/Certificate 39
Undergraduate primary degree 44
Postgraduate/higher degree 4
None 4
Current situation Retired 185
Employed 17
Self-employed 7
Permanently disabled or sick 8
Looking after home or family 3
Other 3