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Table 3 Proportion of the sample meeting the criteria for optimal wellbeing (n = 9514)

From: Associations between lifestyle behaviours and optimal wellbeing in a diverse sample of New Zealand adults

Wellbeing features n %
Optimal wellbeing 2303 24
 Positive emotion 3917 41
 Positive characteristics (total meeting 4 of 5 features) 4219 44
  Vitality 3712 39
  Optimism 5918 62
  Resilience 4357 46
  Self-esteem 6431 68
  Emotional stability 8414 88
 Positive functioning (total meeting 3 of 4 features) 5103 54
  Meaning 6801 72
  Positive relationships 6488 68
  Engagement 4210 44
  Competence 5499 58
  1. Optimal wellbeing was calculated as meeting thresholds for a) positive emotion and; b) four out of five features of positive characteristics – vitality, optimism, resilience, self-esteem, emotional stability and; c) three out of four features of positive functioning – meaning, positive relationships, engagement, competence [5, 24]