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Published online 2006 Jan 27. doi:  10.1186/1746-1340-14-3

Table 4

Participant health status

% (n = 101)
Depression screeners (in last 2 weeks):
 Felt down, depressed or hopeless19
 Felt little interest or pleasure in doing things20
 Have trouble sleeping48

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
 "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):
 Low back pain43
 General joint pain or stiffness43
 Hip, leg and/or knee pain43
 Neck pain and/or stiffness34
 Muscle aches27
 Foot and/or ankle pain21
 Tingling or numbness of leg or foot17
 Upper back pain14

Other health conditions(in last month):
  Women (n = 68)34
  Men (n = 33)3
 Prostate problems (men only, n = 33)27
 Hearing impairment18
 Poor and/or blurred vision17

Medication use:
 Prescription drugsmean – 3.6
median – 3.0
range – 0–12
 Nonprescription drugsmean – 2.7
median – 2.0
range – 0–12

All numbers are expressed as proportions, unless otherwise specified

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