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Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 309) *

From: Cross-sectional analysis of health-related quality of life and elements of yoga practice

Characteristic
Age (mean, S.D.) 51 (13)
Female Sex (n, %) 253 (82)
Race (n, %)
 White 262 (85)
 Black 7 (2)
 Asian 15 (5)
 Some other race or missing 25 (8)
Hispanic, Latino or Spanish in origin (n, %) 15 (5)
Annual income (U.S. dollars) (n, %)
 Less than $24,999 34 (12)
 $25,000-$44,999 50 (16)
 $50,000-$74,999 48 (16)
 $75,000-$99,999 46 (15)
 $100,000 or more 78 (25)
 Decline to answer 35 (11)
Education (n, %)
 High school graduate/GED/ or less 6 (2)
 Vocational/technical school 8 (3)
 Associate degree/some college 31 (10)
 Bachelor’s degree 88 (29)
 Advanced degree 158 (51)
Most frequent yoga style practiced (n, %)
 Krishnamacharya or Viniyoga 159 (52)
 Hatha 53 (17)
 Anusara 8 (3)
 Ashtanga 9 (3)
 Kripalu 4 (1)
 Bikram 1 (<1)
 Kundalini 1 (<1)
 Other 31 (10)
Certified yoga teacher (n, %) 174 (56)
On average, how many times a week do you practice yoga? (mean, S.D.) 5 (2)
When you practice yoga, on average how many minutes? (mean, S.D.) 54 (20)
How long have you been practicing yoga? (n, %)
 More than 3 years 246 (80)
 3 years or less 53 (17)
Health Related Quality of Life Sub-scores (mean, SD)
 Global Mental Health 15.01 (2.75)
 Global Physical Health 16.51 (2.23)