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Table 1 Characteristics of participants a

From: A qualitative study of older adults' responses to sitting-time questions: do we get the information we want?

  Men
(n = 28)
Women
(n = 27)
Total
(N = 55)
  n (%)b n (%)b n (%)b
Demographics       
   Age, years       
65-69 8 (29) 10 (37) 18 (33)
70-74 11 (39) 8 (30) 19 (35)
≥75 9 (32) 9 (33) 18 (33)
   Country of birth       
Australia 19 (68) 15 (56 34 (62)
Other English-speaking country 8 (29) 9 (33) 17 (31)
Non-English-speaking country 1 (4) 3 (11) 4 (7)
   Education       
No tertiary education 3 (11) 3 (11) 6 (11)
Certificate or trade 10 (36) 9 (33) 19 (35)
University degree or higher 15 (54) 15 (56) 30 (55)
   Employment       
Employed 2 (7) 3 (11) 5 (9)
Retired/not employed 26 (94) 24 (89) 50 (91)
   Income management       
Easy 13 (46) 10 (37) 23 (42)
Not too bad 13 (46) 11 (41) 24 (44)
Difficult/impossible 2 (7) 6 (22) 8 (15)
   Marital status       
Married/common-law marriage 22 (79) 14 (52) 36 (66)
Widowed/never married/separated/divorced 6 (21) 13 (48) 19 (35)
Health       
   Self-rated health       
Excellent 9 (32) 5 (19) 14 (26)
Very good 8 (29) 16 (59) 24 (44)
Good 11 (39) 6 (22) 17 (31)
   Limited in walking 500 m       
Limited a little 2 (7) 3 (11) 5 (9)
Not limited 26 (93) 24 (89) 50 (91)
  1. a Boldface numbers indicate significant difference between men and women (chi-square, p < 0.05).
  2. bCells may not add up to 100% due to rounding.