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Table 1 Self-rated health and quality of life status prevalence and active lifestyles in the 45 and Up Study baseline sample (N =194,545)

From: Active lifestyles related to excellent self-rated health and quality of life: cross sectional findings from 194,545 participants in The 45 and Up Study

  Total sample Very highly active# Sitting
≥540mins/week 0 to <4 hrs/day
  N % N % N %
Self-rated health
  Excellent 31,738 16.5 17,763 56.0 9,214 29.0
  Very Good 73,852 38.4 35,158 47.6 19,494 26.4
  Good 62,417 32.5 24,127 38.7 15,373 24.6
  Fair 20,629 10.7 6,201 30.1 4,452 21.6
  Poor 3,672 1.9 723 19.7 698 19.0
Self-rated quality of life
  Excellent 48,787 25.7 25,679 52.6 13,531 27.7
  Very Good 73,141 38.5 32,775 44.8 18,597 25.4
  Good 50,328 26.5 19,260 38.3 12,498 24.8
  Fair 14,929 7.9 4,573 30.6 3,358 22.5
  Poor 2,792 1.5 677 24.2 563 20.2
  1. #Refers to those within each level of health and quality of life who were very highly active;
  2. Refers to those within each level of health and quality of life who sat 0 to <4 hrs/day.