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Table 2
- The links between health-related behaviors and life satisfaction in elderly individuals who prefer institutional living

Mean LSI-A scores according to health-related behaviors, fall history and regular leisure time activity

  n (%)
LSI-A score Mean (SD)
p-value

Regular physical activity1
    t = -2.59
     Yes
36(27.1)
22.47(5.70)
p = 0.01
     No
97(72.9)
19.51(5.87)
 
Smoking 2
    F = 1.80
     Current smoker
61(45.9)
20.59(6.02)
P = 0.168
     Ex-smoker
25(18.8)
21.84(6.44)
 
     Non-smoker
47(35.3)
19.14(5.48)
 
Alcohol use2
    F = 0.92
     Abstainer
104(78.2)
20.24 (6.04)
P = 0.431
     Infrequent drinker
14(10.5)
22.07(4.93)
 
     Moderate drinker
10(7.5)
20.30(7.08)
 
     Heavy drinker
5(3.8)
17.00(3.87)
 
Regular leisure time activity 2
    t = 3.22
     Yes
34 (25.6)
23.05(6.29)
p = 0.002
     No
99(74.4)
19.37(5.56)
 
Fall history during the last year (at least once)2
    t = -1.42
     Yes
29(21.8)
18.93(5.44)
p = 0.58
     No
104(78.2)
20.70(6.06)
 

1Unpaired t test

2 ANOVA (one-way)


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