Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the sample
Characteristics Total
N %
Chronic diseases
 None 37,013 58.7
 One 19,550 31.0
 Two or more 6,485 10.3
 Cancer 3,528 5.6
 Heart disease 5,447 8.6
 Diabetes 4,872 7.7
 High blood pressure 19,753 31.3
Sitting (hours/day)
 0 to <4 14,079 23.3
 4 to <6 15,369 25.4
 6 to <8 11,255 18.6
 ≥8 19,847 32.8
Physical activity
 Sedentary (Zero) 2,571 4.1
 Low active (1-149 mins) 9,505 15.1
 Sufficiently active (150-299 mins) 10,712 17.0
 Highly active (300-539 mins) 14,047 22.3
 Very highly active (540+ mins) 26,213 41.6
Age
 45 to 49 12,427 19.7
 50 to 54 16,142 25.6
 55 to 59 17,940 28.5
 60 to 64 16,539 26.2
Pre-tax household income (AUD)
 <10k 1,890 3.4
 10k to <30k 7,494 13.5
 30k to <50k 9,549 17.2
 50k to <70k 9,183 16.5
 70k + 27,378 49.3
Educational qualification
 None 4,368 7.0
 School Certificate 7,972 12.8
 HSC 6,502 10.4
 Trade/Apprenticeship 10,748 17.2
 Certificate/Diploma 13,109 21.0
 University degree 19,782 31.7
Smoking status
 Never 32,520 51.6
 Ever 30,496 48.4
Body Mass Index
 Underweight 329 0.5
 Normal weight 16,477 27.5
 Overweight 28,574 47.8
 Obese 14,447 24.1
Functional limitation
 No limitation 26,442 44.5
 Minor limitation 12,181 20.5
 Moderate limitation 10,012 16.9
 Severe limitation 10,731 18.1

George et al.

George et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:20   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-20

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