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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Community participation of community dwelling older adults: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Participants (n = 46)
Gender (M:F) n (%) 13:33 (72:28)
Age mean (SD) years 74 (5)
BMI mean (SD) 28 (5)
 Underweight n (%) 0 (0)
 Normal n (%) 16 (34)
 Overweight n (%) 15 (33)
 Obese n (%) 15 (33)
Marital status n (%)
 Single/never married 2 (4)
 Separated/divorced 10 (22)
 Widowed 16 (35)
 Married/defacto 18 (39)
Education level n (%)
High-school 9 (19)
 Post-secondary 16 (35)
 Bachelor degree 11 (24)
 Post-graduate 10 (22)
Index of Relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage score (IRSAD) n (%)
 1 4 (9)
 2 4 (9)
 3 14 (30)
 4 15 (33)
 5 9 (20)
Employment status n (%)
 Employed 2 (4)
 Retired 44 (96)
Volunteer n (%) 28 (61)
No. of volunteer hours per week mean (SD) 4 (7)
Pet owner n (%) 13 (28)
No. of co-morbidities mean (SD) 2 (1)
Self-rated general health n (%)
 Excellent 8 (17)
 Very good 25 (54)
 Good 13 (28)
 Fair 0 (0)
 Poor 0 (0)
SMMSE mean (SD) 29 (1)
  1. Standard deviation (SD), Body mass index (BMI), Index of relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage score (IRSAD) (higher score indicative of lack of disadvantage and greater advantage in general), Standardised Mini Mental State Examination (SMMSE), IRSAD score, low score denotes greater disadvantage and lack of advantage in general