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Table 1 Description of the chronic condition groups

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

    Chronic condition groups
Category No chronic condition
(n = 2,639)
One or more Chronic conditions
(n = 17,314)
Respiratory disorders
(n = 2,722)
Musculo- skeletal disorders
(n = 11,473)
Cardio- vascular disorders
(n = 10,741)
Diabetes
(n = 2,754)
Urinary or bowel disorders
(n = 2,399)
Stroke
(n = 894)
Activity         
   ≥ 1,000 Kcal/week 35.1% 25.8% 20.7% 24.8% 24.7% 24.3% 20.0% 17.2%
Age         
   65 – 74 yrs 69.7% 58.3% 58.1% 57.4% 56.3% 61.2% 48.9% 43.1%
   75 – 79 yrs 17.1% 21.2% 22.2% 21.3% 22.5% 21.8% 21.9% 26.4%
   > 84 yrs 13.2% 20.5% 19.7% 21.3% 21.2% 17.0% 29.2% 30.5%
Sex         
   Female 46.2% 59.6% 56.9% 65.0% 59.1% 50.8% 68.3% 50.7%
Smoking         
   Yes 16.7% 11.6% 15.6% 11.8% 10.1% 9.0% 11.6% 11.5%
Alcohol use         
   Does not use alcohol 28.0% 34.4% 37.8% 34.5% 36.0% 47.1% 37.2% 44.8%
   < 2 times/month 18.2% 21.7% 20.3% 22.3% 21.7% 21.7% 24.6% 19.8%
   2 to 3 times/month 14.4% 12.9% 11.9% 12.8% 12.8% 10.3% 12.5% 10.8%
   > 3 times/month 39.4% 31.0% 30.1% 30.4% 29.5% 21.0% 25.7% 24.7%
Obesity         
   BMI < 18.5 55.6% 42.5% 42.3% 40.6% 39.7% 30.9% 41.8% 46.2%
   BMI 18.5 – 25 2.8% 3.1% 4.4% 3.1% 2.6% 1.2% 3.3% 4.8%
   BMI ≥ 25 41.7% 54.4% 53.4% 56.2% 57.8% 67.9% 55.0% 49.0%
  1. Notes: N = 19,953, including those older adults who had no chronic conditions or who had one of the selected chronic conditions and for whom there was no missing data for any of the variables in our analyses.