Table 1: Characteristics of the three groups of participants.

CharacteristicsYoung adultsActive older adultsSedentary older adultsYoung versus older adultsActive versus Sedentary

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Gender M/F9/79/79/7
Age (years)23.56 (2.56)69.13 (3.88)69.25 (3.25)P < .05P = .92
MMSE (max = 30)29.31 (0.01)28.75 (0.93)28.69 (1.08)P = .06P = .86
Education (years)16.09 (1.25)13.75 (3.11)13.56 (1.93)P < .05P = .84
DPAS (max = 30)24.25 (1.48)15.17 (4.37)P < .05
VO2max (mL/min/kg)29.35 (5.13)25.27 (4.94)P < .05

Note. M: Male, F: Female, MMSE: Mini Mental State Examination, DPAS: Dijon Physical Activity Score.