Table 1

Characteristics of the 12 health behavior profiles (U.S. adults over age 50 in 1998)
    Non-smokers
    Smokers
Active, mod. drinker Active, non-drinker Active, heavy drinker Inactive, mod. drinker Inactive, non-drinker Inactive, heavy drinker Active, mod. drinker Active, non-drinker Active, heavy drinker Inactive, mod. drinker Inactive, non-drinker Inactive, heavy drinker
N 1,986 4,662 664 1,684 6,702 594 286 820 274 384 1,274 332
% 10.1 23.7 3.4 8.6 34.1 3.0 1.5 4.2 1.4 2.0 6.5 1.7
Gendera
% Women 45.1 57.1 25.0 51.1 66.8 23.4 44.1 54.4 27.4 54.4 62.9 33.1
% Men 54.9 42.9 75.0 48.9 33.2 76.6 55.9 45.6 72.6 45.6 37.1 66.9
Mean Agea (SD) 63.5 (9.2) 65.1 (9.7) 63.1 (8.4) 66.4 (11.1) 68.5 (11.2) 64.8 (9.6) 59.2 (7.0) 59.8 (7.6) 58.8 (7.0) 61.0 (8.5) 62.6 (8.9) 61.3 (8.0)
Mean Educationa (SD) 13.7 (2.7) 12.2 (3.1) 13.7 (2.7) 13.2 (2.9) 11.5 (3.5) 13.0 (3.0) 12.5 (2.7) 11.7 (2.8) 12.5 (3.0) 12.5 (3.0) 11.3 (3.2) 12.1 (2.9)
Mean Household Income, x 1000a (SD) 83.9 (137.9) 50.4 (61.8) 83.7 (111.3) 70.7 (153.3) 38.0 (49.6) 100.1 (462.7) 60.1 (58.0) 44.3 (53.6) 68.6 (119.8) 56.8 (93.7) 32.3 (37.7) 59.2 (93.3)
Marital statusa
% Married 78.3 69.3 82.7 72.3 59.1 77.2 66.1 61.6 63.9 59.8 52.6 65.7
% Unmarried 21.7 30.7 17.3 27.7 40.9 22.8 33.9 38.4 36.1 40.2 47.4 34.3
Racea
% White 94.4 89.1 94.4 94.1 85.5 93.6 87.8 84.9 89.8 88.0 82.7 90.1
% Other 5.6 10.9 5.6 5.9 14.5 6.4 12.2 15.1 10.2 12.0 17.3 9.9
Self-rated healtha
% G/VG/Ex 90.4 79.7 89.0 77.3 58.2 75.9 84.3 76.3 86.1 68.8 51.6 72.3
% Fair/Poor 9.6 20.3 11.0 22.7 41.8 24.1 15.7 23.7 13.9 31.3 48.4 27.7
Body Mass Indexa
% Underweight 1.2 1.2 0.3 1.3 2.5 0.7 1.0 2.1 1.5 5.0 5.9 3.3
% Normal 41.5 36.5 35.7 34.5 31.3 30.5 49.7 44.4 50.7 42.7 39.7 47.9
% Overweight 57.3 62.3 64.0 64.2 66.1 68.8 49.3 53.6 47.8 52.4 54.4 48.8

a pā€‰ā‰¤ā€‰.001 based on chi-square tests for differences in gender, marital status, race, self-rated health, and body mass index across health behavior profiles, and F-tests (ANOVA) for differences in age, education, and household income.

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Shaw and Agahi BMC Public Health 2012 12:803   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-803

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