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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: Exercise interveNtion outdoor proJect in the cOmmunitY for older people – results from the ENJOY Seniors Exercise Park project translation research in the community

  Overall sample
n = 95
Completed intervention
n = 80
Drop out
n = 15
Age (yrs), mean ± SD 73.0 ± 7.4 72.8 ± 7.5 74.13 ± 7.03
Females (%) 78 (82.1) 65 (81.3) 13 (86.7)
Height (m), mean ± SD 1.6 ± 0.08 1.6 ± 0.9 1.6 ± 0.7
Weight (kg), mean ± SD 78.3 ± 16.8 76.6 ± 15.2 87.1 ± 22.1
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD 29.9 ± 5.8 29.3 ± 5.4 32.9 ± 7.3
Falls in preceding 12 months (%) 49 (51.5%) 42 (52.5%) 7 (46.6)
Medical conditions and musculoskeletal conditions n (%)
 Arthritis (Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis) 67 (70.5) 55 (68) 12 (80)
 Hypertension 59 (62.1) 48 (60) 11 (73.3)
 Hypercholesterolemia 49 (51.6) 44 (55) 5 (33.3)
 Hearing impairments 43 (45.3) 31 (38.7) 12 (80)
 Cardiovascular conditions 28 (29.5) 22 (27.5) 6 (40)
 Incontinence 26 (27.4) 20 (25) 6 (40)
 Respiratory conditions 24 (25.3) 18 (22.5) 6 (40)
 Osteoporosis 21 (22.1) 19 (23.8) 2 (13.3)
 Diabetes mellitus 18 (18.9) 15 (18.8) 3 (20)
 Other metabolic conditions (Kidney/Thyroid Disorder) 28 (29.4) 20 (25) 8 (53.3)
Medication usage and type, n (%)
 Taking medications 85 (89.4) 71 (90) 14 (93.3)
 Median number of medications (Interquartile Range) 6 (5) 6 (6) 6 (4)
 Hypertensive medications 59 (62.1) 47 (58.8) 12 (80)
 Cholesterol-lowering medications 45 (47.3) 40 (50) 5 (33.3)
 Blood Thinners 29 (30.5) 25 (31.3) 4 (26.7)
 Pain relieving medications 26 (27.4) 26 (32.5) 2 (13.3)
 Anti-depressant medications 21 (22.1) 16 (20) 5 (33.3)
 Respiratory medications 19 (20) 16 (20) 3 (20)
 Glucose lowering medications 13 (13.7) 12 (15) 2 (13.3)
 Anti-inflammatory medications 10 (10.5) 9 (11.3) 1 (6.7)
Socio-economic and education status
 Education level - Secondary school or below (%) 60 (63.1) 50 (62.5) 10 (66)
 First Generation migrants (born overseas) (%) 35 (36.8)
Europe 20 (57.1); Middle East 6 (17.1); Asia 5 (14.3); America 1 (2.8); South Africa 2 (5.7), Oceania 1 (2.8)
32 (40)
Europe 17 (53.1); Middle East 6 (18.8); Asia 5 (15.6); America 2 (3.1); South Africa 1 (6.3), Oceania 1 (3.1)
3 (20)
Europe 3 (100)
 Second Generation migrants (parents born overseas) 51 (53.6) 44 (55) 7 (46.7)
 Speak other language than English 18 (18.9) 16 (20) 2 (13.3)
Marital status
 Married/spouse 50 (52.6) 43 (53.8) 7 (46.7)
 Widowed 22 (23.2) 17 (21.2) 5 (33.3)
 Single/divorced/separated 23 (24.2) 20 (25) 3 (20)