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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study participants (n = 245)

From: Applicability of health promoting lifestyle profile-II for postmenopausal women in Sri Lanka; a validation study

CharacteristicSub categoryMean (SD) or Frequency (%)
Sociodemographic Characteristics
 Age (years)55.9 (3.4)
 Age at menopause (years)50.4 (2.9)
 time since menopause (years)5.6 (1.9)
Employment statusEmployed59 (24.1)
Non employed or retired186 (75.9)
Civil statusMarried208 (84.8)
Single16 (6.5)
Widowed13 (5.3)
Divorced8 (3.2)
Living companionWith husband and children134 (54.6)
With Husband or Children86 (35.1)
Alone or living with others25 (10.2)
Education statusPrimary education105 (42.8)
Secondary education71 (29.0)
Upper secondary education, degree or diploma69 (28.1)
Monthly income<  10,000 LKR90 (36.7)
10,000–20,000 LKR95 (38.8)
20,000–50,000 LKR50 (20.4)
>  50,000 LKR10 (4.1)
HPB scores
 Health Responsibility17.10 (5.93)
 Nutrition19.10 (4.99)
 Physical Activity12.50 (4.35)
 Stress Management16.19 (4.01)
 Spiritual Growth20.42 (4.87)
 Interpersonal Relations20.23 (4.54)
 Overall HPB score105.64 (26.61)
  1. LKR = Sri Lankan rupees (180LKR = 1USD), HPB = Health promoting behaviors
  2. Living with others include; parents, siblings, friends or other relatives