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Table 2 Frequencies and percentages of individual health problems and frequency of health problems within subsamples containing more than one health problem

From: Combined diet and physical activity is better than diet or physical activity alone at improving health outcomes for patients in New Zealand’s primary care intervention

Health problems Number Percent
Weight problemsa 886 59.5
High blood pressure/risk of strokea 424 28.5
Arthritisb 397 26.7
Back pain or problemsb 382 25.7
Stressc 345 23.2
High cholesterola 311 20.9
Depression/anxietyc 287 19.3
Diagnosed type 2 diabetesa 271 18.2
Sleep problems 253 17.0
Asthma/breathing problems 243 16.3
Pre-diabetes/risk of diabetesa 229 15.4
Fall prevention 104 7.0
Osteoporosisb 78 5.2
Smoking 67 4.5
Subsamples containing > 1 health problem
1 Metabolic health problem 605 40.7
2 Metabolic health problems 332 22.3
3 Metabolic health problems 174 11.7
4 Metabolic health problems 75 5.0
5 Metabolic health problems 6 0.4
 Total metabolic health problems 1192 80.1
1 Physiological health problem 427 28.7
2 Physiological health problems 170 11.4
3 Physiological health problems 30 2.0
 Total physiological health problems 627 42.1
1 Psychological health problem 262 17.6
2 Psychological health problems 185 12.4
 Total psychological health problems 447 30.0
  1. aMetabolic health problem
  2. bPhysiological health problem
  3. cPsychological health problem