Table 1 Study characteristics of participants at baseline stratified by aging status (n = 1584).

From: Physical Activity as a Determinant of Successful Aging over Ten Years

Characteristics Normal aging (n = 737) Successful aging (n = 249) Died (ns = 598) P-value
Age, yrs 62.0 (7.4) 59.9 (6.1) 71.3 (9.5) <0.0001
Male sex 275 (37.3) 105 (42.2) 308 (51.5) <0.0001
Married 494 (67.0) 191 (76.7) 353 (59.3) <0.0001
Lives alone 158 (21.5) 46 (18.6) 195 (33.1) <0.0001
Current smoking 103 (14.2) 20 (8.2) 103 (17.9) 0.002
Overweight/obese 127 (17.4) 33 (13.3) 89 (15.2) 0.26
Physical activity, METs 1335.6 (2055) 1798.2 (3046) 1127.4 (1871) <0.0001
  1. METs – Metabolic Equivalents minutes of activity per week. Data are presented as means ± SD or n (%).