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Table 2 Summary of key variables assessed via self-reported questionnaire in the WELL Study of adults aged >55 years

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

Biological & health-related measures
  Quality of life (SF36)
Presence of physical health conditions and disability
Menopause status (women only)
Self-reported weight and height
Sociodemographic variables
  Age
Country of birth
English language spoken at home
Marital status
Employment status and working hours (own and spouse)
Retirement status
Household composition
Number of children and grandchildren
Education level (own and spouse)
Income (own and household)
Home ownership status
Motor vehicle access
Role as a carer
Health behaviours
  Physical activity (leisure, transport, domestic, occupational)
Time spent sitting
Frequency of food intake (111 food items)
Eating behaviours (breakfast consumption, salt use, type of milk consumed, trimming the fat from meat, daily fruit and vegetable consumption)
Food security
Self-weighing frequency
Smoking
Potential determinants of nutrition and physical activity
Intrapersonal factors Nutrition knowledge
Outcome expectancies
Self-efficacy
Perceived behavioural control
Perceptions of retirement
Barriers and intentions
Social factors Social support from family and friends
Social norms
Social capital, social cohesion
Social participation
Home and Neighbourhood environmental factors Perceptions of neighbourhood (safety, aesthetics, walking environment)
Number of televisions
Home availability of fruits, vegetables and high energy foods and beverages
Perceptions of cost, availability and quality of food in neighbourhood