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Table 2 Background covariates and TUG-score

From: Mobility as a predictor of all-cause mortality in older men and women: 11.8 year follow-up in the Tromsø study

Variable N TUG-score*
Gender
 Men 438 11.7 (5.6)
 Women 567 13.2 (7.1)
p-value*   <0.01
Age, years
 Men 65–69 14 9.7 (2.2)
 Men 70–74 51 11.1 (5.3)
 Men 75–79 301 11.4 (4.4)
 Men 80+ 72 13.8 (9.1)
p-value*   <0.01
 Women 65–69 11 10.9 (3.8)
 Women 70–74 75 11.7 (3.8)
 Women 75–79 394 13.6 (7.9)
 Women 80+ 87 13.2 (4.9)
p-value*   0.12
BMI (kg/m2)
  < 20 44 12.1 (3.9)
 20–24.9 306 11.9 (5.3)
 25–26.9 184 12.7 (7.6)
 27–29.9 250 12.3 (6.8)
 30+ 216 13.6 (6.2)
p-value*   0.09
Self-reported health
 Poor 39 16.5 (11.9)
 Not so good 467 13.8 (7.6)
 Good 434 11.0 (3.1)
 Very good 25 9.5 (2.3)
p-value*   <0.01
Smoking
 Current 160 12.6 (6.8)
 Previous 439 12.2 (6.0)
 Never 394 13.0 (6.9)
p-value*   0.96
Education
 Low 457 12.9 (6.3)
 Medium 369 12.1 (5.7)
 High 79 11.4 (4.7)
p-value*   0.18
  1. *Overall test of association adjusted for age and gender
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