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Table 2 Prevalence of health, impairment and lifestyle risks

From: Promoting independence, health and well-being for older people: a feasibility study of computer-aided health and social risk appraisal system in primary care

Itema n (%) N = 454
General health
 Fair or poor self-rated health (missing = 17) 125 (28.6%)
 Experienced pain in last 7 days (missing = 16) 269 (61.4%)
 Pain causing impairment to activities or sleep (missing = 25) 160 (37.3%)
Physical activity
 Low level of physical activity (missing = 1) 173 (38.2%)
 Not able to walk 1 km/½ mile (missing = 10) 70 (15.8%)
In those able to walk 1 km/½ mile:
 Difficulty walking 1 km/½ mile due to health (missing = 46) 63 (16.8%)
 Changed walking 1 km/½ mile in last year (missing = 45) 101 (27.0%)
 Walk 1 km/½ mile less often in last year (missing = 43) 95 (25.4%)
 Cannot climb up 10 steps (missing = 6) 18 (4.0%)
In those able to climb up 10 steps:
 Difficulty climbing up 10 steps due to health (missing = 45) 95 (22.1%)
 Changed climbing 10 steps in last year (missing = 42) 165 (38.4%)
 Climb 10 steps less often in last year (missing = 42) 104 (24.2%)
Sitting 4+ hours/day (missing = 7) 174 (38.9%)
Functional ability
 Poor self-rated eyesight (rated fair, poor, very poor or blind) (missing = 3) 116 (25.7%)
 Poor self-rated hearing (rated fair, poor, very poor or deaf) (missing = 23) 145 (33.6%)
 Need help with IADLs (missing = 12) 105 (23.8%)
 Need help with BADLs (missing = 5) 31 (6.9%)
 Fallen in last 12 months (missing = 15) 117 (26.7%)
 Urinary incontinence in last year (missing = 13) 111 (25.2%)
  Of these 111, those incontinent at least 6 days in last year 81 (73.0%)
Psychosocial impairment
 Depressed mood (missing = 3) 71 (15.7%)
 Subjective memory problems (missing = 10) 44 (9.9%)
 At risk of social isolation (missing = 5) 46 (10.2%)
 Fear of falling (missing = 10) 105 (23.6%)
Lifestyle risks
 Current smoker (missing = 7) 23 (5.1%)
 Alcohol problem screening (CAGE) score 2+ (missing = 13) 30 (6.8%)
 High fat diet (missing = 9) 375 (84.3%)
  1. aData missing for some participants as indicated