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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 330)

From: A snapshot of the prevalence of physical activity amongst older, community dwelling people in Victoria, Australia: patterns across the 'young-old' and 'old-old'

Characteristic Number* Study sample (%) Australian population (%)
Age (years)    
   65–69 74 27.5 12a
   70–74 83 30.9  
   75–79 59 21.9  
   80–84 36 13.4  
   85–91 17 6.3 10b
Gender    
   Male 104 35.9  
   Female 190 64.1 56
Ethnicity    
   Australian born 167 61.9 68
   Overseas born 103 38.1  
Marital Status    
   Never married/single 8 3.0  
   Married 159 59.8 76.4% men, 46.4% womenc
   Defacto/living with partner 5 1.9  
   Separated but not divorced 8 3.0  
   Divorced 14 5.3  
   Widowed 72 23.9  
Currently Smoking 8 3.0 10.9d
  1. * Numbers do not reflect the overall sample size due to mssing data across these variables
  2. Source ABS 2003 [20] a Prevalence of over 65 year olds, b 10% of over 65's are 85 or over c percentages based on ' living with a partner' d 10.9% 65–74 year olds, 5.9% of 75 and over