Table 2.

Regression Models Examining Contributors to 50-ft Walking Speed in a Biethnic Cohort of Community-Dwelling Older Adultsa

  • a SES=socioeconomic status, MA=Mexican Americans, EA=European Americans, 95% CI=95% confidence interval, BMI=body mass index, ROM=range of motion, HBP=high blood pressure, COPD=chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, LogMAR=log of the minimal angle of resolution, FEV1=forced expiratory volume in 1 second, LVH=left ventricular hypertrophy.

  • b Category 1: <500 kcal/wk; category 2: 500–999 kcal/wk; category 3: 1,000+ kcal/wk.

  • c LogMAR scores: higher values indicate poorer vision.

  • d Lower extremity strength and ROM: Physical Disability Index scores are calculated as the percent of maximum achieved in the sample.