Table 1

Comparison of characteristics and physical performance tests between non-fallers and fallers at baseline
Total (n = 42) Non-fallers (n = 31) Fallers (n = 11) P-value
Age, years 75.6 ± 6.3 75.2 ± 6.5 76.8 ± 5.9 0.462
Female, n (%) 18 (42.9) 12 (38.7) 6 (54.4) 0.362
History of falling in the past year, n (%) 13 (31.0) 6 (19.4) 7 (63.6) 0.006
Knee-extension strength, Nm 60.5 ± 26.8 63.4 ± 23.3 52.3 ± 34.7 0.242
One-legged standing time, sec 32.3 ± 24.2 38.9 ± 22.3 13.8 ± 19.7 0.002
Walking speed, m/m 66.7 ± 12.6 70.0 ± 11.8 57.5 ± 10.4 0.004
Mini-mental state examination, score 26.3 ± 2.7 26.6 ± 2.0 25.5 ± 3.9 0.112

Makizako et al.

Makizako et al. BMC Neurology 2013 13:102   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-102

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