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Table 1 Frequency of health behaviours in 9151 Australian women aged 62–67 years (1946–1951 Cohort), 8200 Australian women aged 31–36 years (1973–1978 Cohort), and 11,344 Australian women aged 19–25 years (1989–1995 Cohort), in % of all women in the respective cohort. NA = Not assessed

From: Do women who consult with naturopaths or herbalists have a healthy lifestyle?: a secondary analysis of the Australian longitudinal study on women’s health

Variable 1946–1951
Cohort
1973–1978
Cohort
1989–1995
Cohort
Consulting with naturopath/herbalist 7.3 11.9 8.6
Smoking (≥weekly) 4.8 12.1 3.8
Alcohol use (high risk/risky drinking) 6.0 4.4 2.9
Marijuana use (last 12 months) NA 9.2 28.8
Illicit drug use (last 12 months) NA 6.1 16.5
Physically active (≥moderate) 61.5 49.8 68.8
Vegetarian/vegan diet 2.0 3.8 8.7