Table 3

Participants' characteristics (n = 40).

n (%)

Women

31 (78)

Mean age (range), yrs.

75 (60-89)

Living alone

22 (55)

Education

none

1 (2.5)

secondary modern school (graduation after 9 school years, lower than a high school diploma)

16 (40)

high-school diploma

12 (30)

college qualification

1 (2.5)

general qualification for university entrance

8 (20)

other

2 (5)

Professional education

none

2 (5)

semiskilled

5 (12.5)

vocational training

27 (67.5)

university

6 (15)

Current employment status and source of income

≥ part-time position

1 (2.5)

yes, additional income to the old age pension

1 (2.5)

no, housewife/house husband

7 (17.5)

no, pension

30 (75)

no, other

1 (2.5)

Occupational*

Blue-collar employee

4 (10)

(weekly contract and temporary workers)

White-collar employee

25 (62.5)

(permanent salaried employees)

civil servant

6 (15)

self-employed

3 (7.5)

other

1 (2.5)

Current net income in EUR

≥ 1000

13 (32.5)

1000 € to 2000

11 (27.5)

2000 € to 3000

8 (20)

3000 € to 4000

4 (10)


* One missing value.

Four missing values.

Lins et al. BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-26

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