Table 1

Characteristics of study participants
Total (n = 1665) Men (n = 865) Women (n = 800)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group (years)
 65-69 827 (49.7) 430 (49.7) 397 (49.6)
 70-74 838 (50.3) 435 (50.3) 403 (50.4)
Municipality
 Bunkyo (Urban) 540 (32.4) 283 (32.7) 257 (32.1)
 Fuchu (Suburban) 567 (34.1) 300 (34.7) 267 (33.4)
 Oyama (Regional) 558 (33.5) 282 (32.6) 276 (34.5)
Living arrangements
 Living with others 1479 (88.8) 782 (90.4) 697 (87.1)
 Living alone 186 (11.2) 83 (9.6) 103 (12.9)
Educational attainment (education years)
 College degree or more (≥13) 606 (36.4) 389 (45.0) 217 (27.1)
 Up to high school (<13) 1059 (63.6) 476 (55.0) 583 (72.9)
Employment status (working hours/week)
 Full-time work (≥35) 674 (40.5) 432 (49.9) 242 (30.3)
 None or part-time work (<35) 991 (59.5) 433 (50.1) 558 (69.8)
BMI (kg/m2)
 <20.0 289 (17.4) 91 (10.5) 198 (24.8)
 20.0 - 24.9 1040 (62.5) 577 (66.7) 463 (57.9)
 ≥25.0 336 (20.2) 197 (22.8) 139 (17.4)
Self-rated health
 Good 1401 (84.1) 734 (84.9) 667 (83.4)
 Poor 264 (15.9) 131 (15.1) 133 (16.6)
Dog ownership
 Yes 231 (13.9) 128 (14.8) 103 (12.9)
 No 1434 (86.1) 737 (85.2) 697 (87.1)
Driving status
 Yes 717 (43.1) 523 (60.5) 194 (24.3)
 No 948 (56.9) 342 (39.5) 606 (75.8)
MVPA (minutes/week)
 <200 549 (33.0) 266 (30.8) 283 (35.4)
 200 – 509 544 (32.7) 272 (31.4) 272 (34.0)
 ≥510 572 (34.4) 327 (37.8) 245 (30.6)
TV viewing(hours/day)
 ≤2 855 (51.4) 457 (52.8) 398 (49.8)
 >2 810 (48.6) 408 (47.2) 402 (50.3)

BMI: body mass index, MVPA: moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Kikuchi et al.

Kikuchi et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:213   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-213

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