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Table 2 Health behaviours, risk factors and quality of life for the participants in the subgroup (n = 26)

From: Feasibility of implementing a community cardiovascular health promotion program with paramedics and volunteers in a South Asian population

Variable Frequency
n(%)
Health Behaviours
 Smoking Status
 Currently Smokes 2 (7.7)
 Previous Smoker 3 (11.5)
 Never Smoked 21 (80.8)
 Alcohol Drinker
 No 20 (76.9)
 Yes 5 (19.2)
 Missing 1 (3.8)
 Binge Drinking
 Never or less than once a month 24 (92.3)
 More than once a week 1 (3.8)
 Once a month 1 (3.8)
 Alcohol Per Week
 1–5 5 (19.2)
 6–10 1 (3.8)
 11–15 1 (3.8)
 Non-drinker/rare/have stopped drinking 19 (73.1)
 Eats Fast Food
 0 meals 5 (19.2)
 1–2 times per week 11 (42.3)
 3 or more times per week 10 (38.5)
 Stressed
 Rarely 17 (65.4)
 Sometimes 7 (26.9)
 Often 2 (7.7)
 Salt Intake
 Never 2 (7.7)
 Rarely 5 (19.2)
 Sometimes 6 (23.1)
 Often 8 (30.8)
 Always 5 (19.2)
 Lives Alone
 No 21 (80.8)
 Yes 5 (19.2)
 Physical Activity Daily
 No 9 (34.6)
 Yes 17 (65.4)
 Fruit and Vegetable Intake
 Less than once a week 0
 Once a week 1 (3.8)
 2–3 times per week 3 (11.5)
 4–5 times per week 2 (7.7)
 Everyday 20 (76.9)
Risk Factors
 Blood Pressure (BP)
 Normal 16 (61.5)
 Elevated 10 (38.5)
 Body Mass Index (BMI)
 Normal 6 (23.1)
 Overweight 10 (38.5)
 Obese 10 (38.5)
 CANRISK Scorea (Risk of Diabetes)
 Low (< 21) 5 (19.2)
 Moderate (21–32) 7 (26.9)
 High (> 32) 4 (15.4)
 Indicator of Cardiometabolic Disease
 No 9 (34.6)
 Yes 17 (65.4)
Self-reported Health Status
 General Health
 Poor/Fair 3 (11.5)
 Good 13 (50.0)
 Very Good 6 (23.1)
 Excellent 4 (15.4)
Health Related Quality of Life
 Mobility
 I have no problems in walking about 15 (57.7)
 I have some problems in walking about 2 (7.7)
 Missing 9 (34.6)
 Self-care
 I have no problems with self-care 16 (61.5)
 I have some problems with washing or dressing myself 1 (3.8)
 Missing 9 (34.6)
 Usual Activities
 I have no problems with performing my usual activities 16 (61.5)
 I have some problems with performing my usual activities 1 (3.8)
 Missing 9 (34.6)
 Pain/Discomfort
 I have no pain or discomfort 11 (42.3)
 I have moderate pain or discomfort 6 (23.1)
 Missing 9 (34.6)
 Anxiety/Depression
 I am not anxious or depressed 13 (50.0)
 I am moderately anxious or depressed 4 (15.4)
 Missing 9 (34.6)
  1. a This excludes participants who reported diagnosis of Diabetes (n = 10)
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