Table 1

Descriptive statistics for sample (n = 2,918)
Demographic characteristic n %
Age: 65–74 years 1802 61.8
 75-84 years 1116 38.2
Sex: Male 1287 44.1
 Female 1631 55.9
Highest education level a: Secondary or less 1437 49.2
 TAFE/Trade qualification 1055 36.2
 Tertiary degree or equivalent 387 13.3
Marital status b: Married/De facto relationship 1810 62.0
 Separated/Divorced/Never married 374 12.8
 Widowed 732 25.1
Self-rated health: Poor 153 5.2
 Fair 452 15.5
 Good 1034 35.4
 Very good 935 32.0
 Excellent 344 11.8
Use of assistive equipment c: No 2571 88.1
 Yes 347 11.9
Self-reported walking n %
Some weekly walking: No 986 33.8
 Yes 1932 66.2
Sufficient minutes of weekly walking d: No 2019 69.2
 Yes 899 30.8

TAFE = technical and further education, a n = 39 missing data. b n = 2 missing data. c defined as having a health problem requiring use of a cane, wheelchair, special bed or telephone etc. d defined as ≥150 weekly minutes of walking.

Nathan et al.

Nathan et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:133   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-133

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