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Table 3 Participant Experience of Health-Related Changes and Attribution of Experienced Changes to Aging (n = 2,033)

From: Cross-sectional validation of the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire: a multidimensional instrument for assessing self-perceptions of aging

Health-related change Frequency (%)  
  Have experienced health-related change Attributed experienced change to aging
1) Weight problems 28.2 13.1
2) Sleep problems 35.7 19.8
3) Back problems or slipped disc 29.5 14.2
4) Painful joints 55.4 40.8
5) Not being mobile 27.0 19.5
6) Loss of balance 20.4 12.8
7) Loss of strength 44.5 39.3
8) Slowing down 71.0 65.4
9) Cramps 25.0 17.6
10) Bone or joint conditions 42.8 31.6
11) Cardiac problems 24.8 13.1
12) Ear or hearing problems 25.6 18.8
13) Vision and eyesight changes 44.4 37.4
14) Respiratory problems 20.3 12.2
15) Foot problems 19.3 12.2
16) Depression 13.9 6.6
17) Anxiety 16.2 7.7