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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants in the WELL study at baseline (n = 4082)

From: Understanding determinants of nutrition, physical activity and quality of life among older adults: the Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life (WELL) study

Variables Women Men
(n = 2138) (n = 1944)
Age (mean ± SD) 60.3 (3.2) 60.2 (3.1)
Region of residence (%)
Urban 46.7 47.7
Rural 53.3 52.3
Education (%)
Up to 12 years 53.6 43.9
trade/certificate 19.9 28.4
University degree 26.5 27.8
Marital status (%)
Married/Living as married 71.4 81.7
Separated/Divorced 14.9 9.9
Widowed 6.6 2.1
Never married 4.3 6.3
Country of Birth (%)
Australia 81.3 79.1
United Kingdom 6.7 6.2
Other 12.0 14.7
Housing tenure (%)
Owner-occupier 89.3 88.2
Renter/boarder 10.7 11.8
Employment Status (%)
Retired 37.3 29.0
Working full-time 20.4 47.9
Working part-time 31.9 18.7
Other 10.4 4.4
Smoking habits (%)
Never smoker 56.5 43.5
Former smoker 37.8 42.9
Daily smoker 10.7 13.6