Table 1

Participant characteristics for 6219 participants with complete data on physical activity

Participant characteristicTotal%
GenderFemale344555.4
Male277044.5
Prefer not to say40.1
Mean (SD)69.9 (7.3)
Median (IQR)70 (66–74)
Range50–92
Age (years)50–64121219.5
65–74344055.3
75–84139422.4
85+1272.0
Missing data460.7
EthnicityWhite582593.7
 English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British514382.7
 Any other White background5368.6
 Irish1462.3
Mixed/multiple ethnic groups991.6
 White and Black African100.2
 White and Asian330.5
 White and Black Caribbean70.1
 Any other mixed/multiple ethnic background490.8
Asian/Asian British1742.8
 Indian911.5
 Pakistani120.2
 Bangladeshi20.0
 Chinese320.5
 Any other Asian background370.6
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British430.7
 African130.2
 Caribbean210.3
 Any other Black/African/Caribbean/Black British90.1
Other ethnic group641.0
 Arab170.3
 Any other ethnic group470.8
Prefer not to say140.2
Mean (SD)25.3 (5.1)
Median (IQR)24.4 (22.2–27.1)
Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2)<18.5 (underweight range)611.0
18.5–24.9 (healthy weight)164426.4
25.0–29.9 (overweight)96215.5
≥30.0 (obese range)3585.8
Missing data319451.4
Shielding at time of questionnaireNo459173.8
Yes162826.2
Marital statusMarried386962.2
Single78912.7
Widowed6019.7
Divorced5959.6
Living arrangementsLiving with a partner3655.9
Cohabiting453072.8
Living alone168927.2
EmploymentRetired432269.5
Continuing to work in your usual job; at home110117.7
None of the above2013.2
Furloughed (put on leave, still getting paid)1973.2
Continuing to work in your usual job and leave home for your job1412.3
A key worker961.5
Had to close your business due to COVID-19701.1
Lost my job due to the lockdown420.7
Unemployed360.6
A student130.2
Current smokerNo602796.9
Yes1923.1
Alcohol intakeNo108317.4
Yes513682.6
DietNo change from usual—already had a healthy diet.499180.3
My diet has become more healthy.71511.5
My diet was healthy before but has got worse since lockdown.3125.0
No change from usual—my diet is not very healthy.2013.2
FrailtyRobust505581.3
Prefrail111718.0
Frail340.5
Missing data130.2
LonelinessNot ever299448.1
Rarely146923.6
Sometimes130521.0
Often3726.0
Missing data791.3
HADS (depression score)Normal (0–7)465874.9
Borderline (8–10)3125.0
Abnormal (11–21)1161.9
Missing data113318.2
HADS (anxiety score)Normal (0–7)433569.7
Borderline (8–10)4867.8
Abnormal (11–21)2654.3
Missing data113318.2
Total participants6219
  • HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.