Table 1

Participant demographic and lifestyle characteristics (n = 200)a,b
n %
Gender
    Male 60 30.0
    Female 140 70.0
Age (years)
    60-64 52 26.0
    65-69 42 21.0
    70-74 43 21.5
    75-79 37 18.5
    80 + 26 13.0
Ethnicity
    Caucasian 190 95.0
    African 1 0.50
    Asian 5 2.50
    Other 4 2.00
Marital status
    Single 17 8.50
    Married/Common-law 117 58.5
    Divorced 31 15.5
    Widowed 35 17.5
Education
    Some high school 8 4.00
    High school graduate 20 10.0
    Some college or university 38 19.0
    College or university graduate 84 42.0
    Post-graduate degree 50 25.0
Employment Status
    Currently employed 35 17.5
    Not currently employed 165 82.5
Retired
    Yes 164 98.8
    No 2 1.20
Annual household income (Canadian $)
    ≤ $24,999 27 15.3
    $25,000-$49,999 42 23.9
    $50,000-$74,999 50 28.4
    $75,000-$99,999 28 15.9
    ≥ $100,000 29 16.5
Frequency of visits to a physician
    Once a month 12 6.00
    Every 3–4 months 48 24.0
    Every 6 months 50 25.0
    Once a year 72 36.0
    < Once a year 18 9.00
Frequency of visits to a registered dietitian
    Once a month 3 1.50
    Every 3–4 months 5 2.50
    Every 6 months 1 0.50
    Once a year 8 4.00
    < Once a year 38 19.0
    Never 145 72.5
Number of prescription medications used
    0 42 21.0
    1 37 18.5
    2 40 20.0
    3 23 11.5
    4 + 58 29.0
Number of non-prescription medications used
    0 17 8.50
    1 20 10.0
    2 32 16.0
    3 38 19.0
    4 + 93 46.5

aAll data is participant-reported.

bSample sizes may total less than 200 as participants had the option of not answering a question.

Vella et al.

Vella et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:44   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-44

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