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Table 1 Program delivery, client and exercise design characteristics

From: To what extent do older adult community exercise programs in Winnipeg, Canada address balance and include effective fall prevention exercise? A descriptive self-report study

CharacteristicNumber of programsPercent of programs
Estimated client age range50’s111%
60’s333%
70’s9100%
80’s556%
Specific older adult population targetedNo889%
Yes111%
Healthy older adults  
Specific inclusion criteriaNo556%
Yes444%
Minimum independence level333%
Minimum strength level333%
Medical clearance333%
Balance focus levelA little444%
Somewhat222%
Very333%
Fall prevention focus levelSomewhat667%
Significant333%
Exercise frequency (# classes/week)1 or less444%
2 or more556%
Exercise intensity (perceived challenge)Easy111%
Somewhat556%
Challenging333%
Exercise time (total hours/week)1444%
1.2333%
3222%
Exercise typeGeneral exercise556%
Fall prevention222%
Tai Chi (any form)111%
Strength111%