Table 1: Sex and age-group differences in falls risk, physical functional performance, and health for sample participants (aged 65–92 years).

SexAge-groups
Female ( )Male ( )65–74 ( )75–84 ( )>85 ( )

Age (years)76.8 ± 7.5079.3 ± 8.0168.8 ± 2.7379.6 ± 3.2688.8 ± 7.70
Actual falls (12 months)44251
Falls risk (AU)1.28 ± 1.061.29 ± 1.420.79 ± 0.821.05 ± 0.992.76 ± 1.3
CS-PFP10 total score (AU)44.5 ± 14.1546.8 ± 16.0656.3 ± 11.2944.0 ± 13.6 32.0 ± 11.0
 Upper body strength (AU)38.2 ± 13.7849.3 ± 18.4 53.2 ± 14.6041.8 ± 15.2231.3 ± 16.9
 Lower Body strength (AU)37.9 ± 18.0542.0 ± 16.8349.9 ± 12.5238.9 ± 17.8025.5 ± 12.8
 Upper body flexibility (AU)59.2 ± 15.0552.0 ± 12.7263.8 ± 11.5353.8 ± 15.0448.0 ± 10.9
 Balance (AU)47.6 ± 14.4647.4 ± 16.7858.6 ± 11.6246.0 ± 14.1 32.9 ± 9.8
 Endurance (AU)46.9 ± 14.6147.7 ± 16.4258.5 ± 11.2545.7 ± 14.1 32.8 ± 10.2
SF12phys (AU)43.8 ± 12.1247.3 ± 6.6550.1 ± 9.7443.4 ± 10.2245.4 ± 9.90
SF12men (AU)52.7 ± 9.3253.8 ± 7.0153.4 ± 7.3153.3 ± 9.2252.9 ± 8.14

#P value < 0.10, *P value < 0.01.
aMean score is significantly higher (greater risk of falls) than for the young-old and old-old groups.
bMean score nears being significantly lower (worse) than the young-old group.
cMean score is significantly lower (worse) than for the young-old group.
dMean score nears being significantly higher (greater strength) than women.