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Table 1 Characteristics of 63 women participating in the study

From: Fear of falling in obese women under 50 years of age: a cross-sectional study with exploration of the relationship with physical activity

Characteristic
Age in years n (%)  
 18 to 24 3 (4.8%)
 25 to 29 6 (9.5%)
 30 to 34 9 (14.3%)
 35 to 39 8 (12.7%)
 40 to 44 13 (20.6%)
 45 to 49 24 (38.1%)
Body mass index kg/m2 n (%)
 30–34.9 16 (24.4%)
 35–39.9 17 (27.0%)
 40–44.9 17 (27.0%)
  > 45 13 (20.6%)
 Mean (SD) 42.1 (10.3)
 Range 30 to 76.6
Mean (SD) Hospital and Depression Scale scores
 Anxiety subscale 10.1 (4.9)
 Depression subscale 7.5 (4.8)
Self-reported falls in previous year n (%)  
 Fallen once 14 (22.2%)
 Fallen more than once 28 (44.4%)
Physical activity level n (%) 5 missing
 Low 26 (44.8%)
 Medium 21 (36.2%)
 High 11 (19.0%)
Fear of Falling scale scores
 Modified Falls Efficacy Scale  
 Mean (SD) 7.7 (2.7)
 Median (IQR) 8.5 (5.7 to 8.5)
Mean (SD) Consequences of Falling Scale 31.3 (9.4)
 Damage to Identity 17.8 (4.5)
 Loss of Functional Independence 13.6 (5.5)
Modified Survey of Activities and Fear of Falling in the Elderly Scale
 Mean (SD) 25.9 (8.7)
 Median (IQR) 23 (18 to 34)