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Table 4 Participant health status

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

  % (n = 101)
Depression screeners (in last 2 weeks):  
   Felt down, depressed or hopeless 19
   Felt little interest or pleasure in doing things 20
   Have trouble sleeping 48
BRFSS questions:  
"During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health
keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?"
mean – 2.6 days
median – 0 days
range – 0–30
days
   "During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt very healthy and full of energy?" mean – 19.7 days
median – 25 days
range – 0–30 days
Musculoskeletal conditions (in last month):  
   Arthritis 53
   Low back pain 43
   General joint pain or stiffness 43
   Hip, leg and/or knee pain 43
   Neck pain and/or stiffness 34
   Muscle aches 27
   Foot and/or ankle pain 21
   Headache 17
   Tingling or numbness of leg or foot 17
   Upper back pain 14
   Sciatica 5
Other health conditions(in last month):  
   Hypertension 35
   Osteoporosis  
Women (n = 68) 34
Men (n = 33) 3
   Prostate problems (men only, n = 33) 27
   Fatigue 24
   Dizziness 20
   Hearing impairment 18
   Poor and/or blurred vision 17
   Diabetes 15
Medication use:  
   Prescription drugs mean – 3.6
median – 3.0
range – 0–12
   Nonprescription drugs mean – 2.7
median – 2.0
range – 0–12
  1. All numbers are expressed as proportions, unless otherwise specified