Table 1: Demographic and health information (M and SD) for senior dancers () and control group () participants.

Characteristic
Senior dancers Control group
M SD M SD

Age 73.10 4.32 72.73 4.13 .74
Education 12.70 2.36 13.09 2.96 .59
IQ score 50.54 4.72 51.61 4.90 .40
BMI 26.29 2.76 25.01 3.54 .13
Hypertension 0.46 0.51 0.38 0.49 .53
ERT 0.29 0.46 0.41 0.50 .32
Subjective health 3.72 0.64 3.79 0.73 .71
Social participation 60.82 6.95 59.02 7.64 .36
Living condition 0.36 0.49 0.59 0.50 .09
Physical activity 18.93 7.34 17.89 7.85 .61
Cardiovascular fitness 19.28 3.74 20.18 4.48 .41
Motor fitness0.080.67−0.080.61.44

Note: age (average age in years), education (years of formal education), IQ score, BMI (body mass index), hypertension (proportion of participants who were diagnosed with hypertensive disorders), ERT (estrogen replacement therapy), proportion of participants who recieved estrogen replacement therapy, social participation, living condition (proportion of participants who reported living with others), physical activity (other than dancing activity; in kcal/kgwk), cardiovascular fitness (VO2 peak mL/kg), and motor fitness (overall index of z-scores).