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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the dietary inadequacy study participants

From: A preliminary investigation into diet adequacy in senior residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n %
Gender (N = 111)   
Male 42 37.8
Female 69 62.2
Age range (years) (N = 109)   
65-70 46 42.2
≥70 63 57.8
Marital status (N = 109)   
Single/divorced/widowed 27 24.8
Married/living together 82 75.2
Education (N = 108)   
No high school certificate 49 45.4
High school 25 23.1
Post-secondary education 34 31.5
Annual household income (N = 111)   
≤$39,999 69 62.2
$40,000-$99,999 20 18.0
≥$100,000 5 4.5
Did not disclose 17 15.3
Tobacco use (N = 110)   
Current smoker 8 7.3
Former smoker 63 57.3
Never used 39 35.4
Alcohol use (N = 109)   
Consumes weekly 54 49.5
Never used 55 50.5
Activity (N = 111)   
Sedentary/light activity 74 66.7
Active 32 28.8
Vigorous 5 4.5
BMI (kg/m 2 ) (N = 108)   
BMI < 18.5 2 1.8
18.5 ≤ BMI < 25 34 31.5
25 ≤ BMI < 30 45 41.7
BMI ≥ 30 27 25.0
Self-rated health status (N = 109)   
Excellent/very good 42 38.5
Good 44 40.4
Fair/poor 23 21.1
No. of chronic diseases (N = 111)   
0 15 13.5
1, 2 56 50.5
≥3 40 36.0