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Table 3 Comparison of gait cycle parameters between elderly women and very elderly women

From: An exploratory investigation of changes in gait parameters with age in elderly Japanese women

Parameters Group 1 (elderly women) Group 2 (very elderly women) p value Effect size
Duration of right swing phase (s) 0.38 ± 0.03 0.38 ± 0.02 NS 0.00
Duration of right stance phase (s) 0.59 ± 0.06 0.61 ± 0.05 NS 0.36
Duration of right gait cycle (s) 0.98 ± 0.08 0.98 ± 0.07 NS 0.00
Duration of left swing phase (s) 0.38 ± 0.03 0.38 ± 0.02 NS 0.00
Duration of left stance phase (s) 0.59 ± 0.06 0.60 ± 0.05 NS 0.18
Duration of left gait cycle (s) 0.98 ± 0.08 0.99 ± 0.07 NS 0.13
Duration of swing phase (s) 0.38 ± 0.02 0.38 ± 0.02 NS 0.00
Duration of stance phase (s) 0.59 ± 0.06 0.61 ± 0.05 NS 0.36
Duration of 1 gait cycle (s) 0.98 ± 0.08 0.99 ± 0.07 NS 0.18
Right swing phase percentage (%) 39.3 ± 1.5 38.5 ± 1.3 NS 0.56
Right stance phase percentage (%) 60.7 ± 1.5 61.5 ± 1.3 NS 0.57
Left swing phase percentage (%) 39.4 ± 1.3 38.7 ± 1.2 NS 0.56
Left stance phase percentage (%) 60.7 ± 1.3 61.3 ± 1.2 NS 0.48
Swing phase percentage (%) 39.4 ± 1.3 38.6 ± 1.1 <0.05 0.66
Stance phase percentage (%) 60.6 ± 1.3 61.4 ± 1.1 <0.05 0.66
Single support percentage (%) 78.6 ± 2.6 77.2 ± 2.2 NS 0.58
Double support percentage (%) 21.4 ± 2.6 22.8 ± 2.2 NS 0.58
  1. All values are presented as mean ± standard deviation, unless otherwise stated
  2. NS not significant