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Table 3 Characteristics of the study participants.

From: Physical activity, energy requirements, and adequacy of dietary intakes of older persons in a rural Filipino community

  Age group P-value*
  Near-old (N = 40) Young-old (N = 32) Old-old (N = 26)  
Males, % 45.0 37.5 53.8 0.461
Live with others, % 97.5 100.0 92.3 0.231
Socio-economic score (SES)3     
   0, % 23.1 12.9 12.0 0.606
   1, % 25.6 29.0 20.0  
   2, % 51.3 58.1 68.0  
Mean physical activity level (MPAL)4     
   Light (MPAL >1.4 to <1.7), % 0.0 3.1 46.1 <0.001**
   Moderately active (MPAL >1.7 to <2.0), % 12.5 65.6 38.5  
Vigorous (MPAL >2.0 to 2.4), % 87.5 31.3 15.4  
Smoker, % 45.0 34.4 50.0 0.459
Body Mass Index (BMI)5     
   Chronic energy deficient (BMI <18.5), % 22.5 37.5 47.8 0.168**
   Normal (BMI >18.5 to <25), % 55.0 56.2 47.8  
   Overweight (BMI >25 to <30), % 20.0 6.3 4.4  
   Obese (BMI >30), % 2.5 0.0 0.0  
With soil-transmitted helminths, % 54.1 56.7 64.0 0.733
With dental caries, % 40.0 41.9 38.5 0.965
With elevated cholesterol level, % 35.9 18.8 12.0 0.064
With goiter, % 12.5 21.9 7.7 0.282
With pulmonary tuberculosis, % 5.0 16.1 19.2 0.011
  1. * Pearson's chi-square p-value
  2. ** Fisher's exact test p-value