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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Chinese and Non-Chinese participants

From: The mental-attention Tai Chi effect with older adults

Demographics All
number (%)
Chinese
number (%)
Non-Chinese
number (%)
p-value
Gender
 Male
 Female
10 (15.6)
54 (84.4)
3 (8.6)
32 (91.4)
7 (24.1)
22 (75.9)
.088
Age
 50–64
 65–74
 75+
27 (42.2)
26 (40.6)
11 (17.2)
20 (57.1)
13 (37.1)
2 (5.7)
7 (24.1)
13 (44.8)
9 (31.0)
.006
Education
 Illiterate
 Primary
 Junior/Senior High
 University
2 (3.3)
21 (34.4)
28 (45.9)
10 (16.4)
2 (5.9)
14 (41.2)
17 (50.0)
1 (2.9)
0 (0)
7 (25.9)
11 (40.7)
9 (33.3)
.010
Income
  < 14,000
 14,000–30,000
  > 30,000
34 (59.6)
16 (28.1)
7 (12.3)
25 (75.8)
5 (15.2)
3 (9.1)
9 (37.5)
11 (45.8)
4 (16.7)
.013
Marital Status
 Unmarried/Widowed/Divorced
 Married/Living with partner
26 (42.6)
35 (57.4)
11 (33.3)
22 (66.7)
15 (53.5)
13 (46.4)
.111
Previous Tai Chi participation (at least one year)
 Yes
 No
22 (34.4)
42 (65.6)
18 (51.4)
17 (48.6)
4 (13.8)
25 (86.2)
.003
Physical activity per week
 At least once or twice
 Rarely or never
46 (74.2)
16 (25.8)
23 (67.6)
11 (32.4)
23 (82.1)
5 (17.9)
.088
Intensity of physical activity
 Intense/Moderate effort
 Light effort
50 (80.6)
12 (19.4)
26 (76.5)
8 (23.5)
24 (82.7)
4 (14.3)
.357
  1. p-value: between-subject p-value for Chinese versus Non-Chinese