Table 1

Studies of free-living behaviour reporting percent meeting select step-defined cut points in older adults

First Author

Sample Characteristics

Instrument

Monitoring Frame

Cut points used

% Meeting

Specified Cut Point


Tudor-Locke [37]

2002

Canada

6 men, 12 women;

Community dwelling older exercisers;

59-80 years

Yamax Digiwalker SW-200, Yamax Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

9 days

10,000

50% never achieved 10,000 steps on any day of the monitoring frame


Newton [58]

2006

UK

54 women;

primary biliary cirrhosis patients

63.0 ± 9.4 years

Actigraph MTI Health Services, USA

6 days

Adult Graded Step Index

24% > 10,000


Rowe [55]

2007

UK

29 men, 60 women community dwelling

60+ years

Yamax

Actigraph

7 days

10,000

9.6% of days > 10,000


Ewald [88]

2009

Australia

322 men, 362 women;

community-dwelling, urban;

55 to 85 years

Yamax Digwalker SW-200

7 days

8,000 [84]

Overall: 42% > 8,000

55-59 year olds: 62%

80+ year olds: 12%


Tudor-Locke et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:80   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-80

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