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Figure 1 | Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

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From: Physical activity as a mediator of the impact of chronic conditions on quality of life in older adults

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Classification of chronic conditions in the sample of older adults. Notes:N = 24,281.

1 The following selected chronic conditions were included: asthma, fibromyalgia, arthritis or rheumatism, back problems, high blood pressure, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, urinary incontinence, Crohn's disease or colitis, Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis.

2 Excluded from all analyses were older adults who did not have any of the above chronic conditions but who did report having food or other allergies, migraine headaches, epilepsy, stomach or intestinal ulcers, cataracts, glaucoma, a thyroid condition, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivities, or any other long-term chronic condition diagnosed by a health care professional.

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