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Table 3 Participant health habits

From: Assessment of balance and risk for falls in a sample of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older

Health habit % (n = 101)
Mean cups of water consumed daily (range) 6.8 (0–20)
Tobacco use  
   Currently use 2
   Formerly used 46
   Never used 53
Alcohol use  
   Use daily 3
   Use occasionally 38
   Formerly used, not now 21
   Never used 39
Mean cups of caffeine consumed daily (range) 2.1 (0–10)
Aerobic exercise  
   Never 22
   1–2 times/week 30
   3+ times/week 48
Exercise other than aerobic  
   Never 18
   1–2 times/week 44
   3+ times/week 38
Functional assistance  
   Glasses/contacts most of time 75
   Hearing aid 9
   Need assistance to walk (cane, walker, support from guardrail or companion)  
Sometimes 11
Most of the time 9
  1. All numbers are expressed as percents, unless otherwise specified