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Table 2 Description of characteristics examined

From: “Keeping Moving”: factors associated with sedentary behaviour among older people recruited to an exercise promotion trial in general practice

Characteristic Groups
Sedentary No Yes (sitting >4 h/day, > 5 days/week)
Demographic Data
Age 65–74 75 years and over
Gender Male Female
BMI Normal Not normal (<18.5, >25)
Smoking status Never Ever (current/ex)
Household composition Living as a couple (married/co-habiting) Not living as a couple (alone/extended family/other)
Highest Educational Level Higher (FE & Uni) School only
Household pre-tax income/annum (GBP) Categorical continuous  
Employment status Employed Unemployed
Functional Assessments
30-s Chair stand [42] Continuous More stands = better function
TUG (falls risk) [43] Continuous Faster = better function
Functional reach (cm) [44] Continuous Further = better function
FICSIT balance scale Continuous Higher score = better balance
Health Status & Self-rated function
Activity limitation (days/month) Continuous 0–31 days/month
Number of comorbidities Continuous Integer values
Number of medications Continuous Integer values
Informal home help Absence Presence
Current level of activity Some None
Easy public transport use (PHQ) Yes No
Use of walking aid (PHQ) No Yes
Any falls in the past year (PHQ) No Yes
SF-12-PCS [4547] Continuous Higher score = better health
SF-12-MCS [4547] Continuous Higher score = better health
Lubben social network Continuous  
OPQOL [48] Continuous Higher score = better quality of life
FESI [49] Continuous Higher score = more falls concern