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Table A
Percentage distribution of response outcomes for fitness tests, by sex and age group, household population aged 20 to 69 years, Canada, March 2007 to February 2009

Fitness test, response outcome and sex 20 to 39 years 40 to 59 years 60 to 69 years
%
Aerobic fitness test (mCAFT)
Screened in
Test completed
Male 88.2 72.4 42.6
Female 82.5* 70.9 41.8
Test not done: trouble maintaining cadence
Male 1.1 0.8 0.0
Female 2.5 0.2 0.3
Test not done: other reason
Male 1.3 0.4 0.4
Female 0.4 2.3* 2.0
Screened out
Male 9.4 26.4 57.0
Female 14.6* 26.6 55.9
Flexibility test (sit-and-reach)
Screened in
Test completed
Male 98.0 95.6 96.0
Female 95.7 96.4 91.7*
Test not done
Male 0.7 1.7 1.2
Female 0.3 1.3 2.9
Screened out
Male 1.3 2.7 2.7
Female 4.0 2.3 5.4
Muscular endurance (partial curl-ups)
Screened in
Test completed
Male 88.7 85.0 81.1
Female 88.8 81.5 73.6
Test not done
Male 1.3 1.4 1.7
Female 1.5 1.8 2.2
Screened out
Male 10.0 13.6 17.2
Female 9.7 16.7 24.1
Muscular strength (grip strength)
Screened in
Test completed
Male 98.1 99.8 98.7
Female 99.8 99.3 99.3
Test not done
Male 1.8 0.0 1.0
Female 0.1 0.4 0.2
Screened out
Male 0.1 0.2 0.3
Female 0.1 0.3 0.5
* significantly different from estimate for males (p < 0.05)
† significantly different from estimate for 20- to 39-year-olds (p < 0.05)
‡ includes refusal, home inteview and other reasons
Source: 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey.