Table 2

Baseline socioeconomic characteristics of participants and informants by age group

80-84

85-89

90-94

95+

All


n

542

581

569

150

1,842

Mean education (SD), years

5.5 (2.6)

4.9 (2.0)

5.1 (2.9)

4.7 (2.4)

5.1 (2.5)

Main occupation 1, %

manual workers

76.3

81.4

69.9

77.9

76.0

crafts and trades

11.3

10.8

16.3

11.0

12.7

professionals and clerks

11.7

6.6

11.9

8.3

9.9

Living alone,%

37.5

38.0

35.3

19.8

35.8

Living in institutions, %

3.5

10.9

16.3

26.0

11.6

Economic condition, insufficient, %

8.4

14.4

7.3

13.3

10.4

Home ownership, %

94.4

91.9

92.2

93.9

92.9

Principal informant, child or spouse, %

80.3

76.1

75.2

75.4

76.8

Informants' mean age (SD), years

61.4 (13.7)

59.6 (11.1)

61.6 (9.6)

64.4 (9.8)

61.1 (11.3)

Informants' mean education (SD), years

8.1 (3.7)

8.5 (3.9)

8.9 (3.9)

8.7 (3.8)

8.5 (3.9)


1 Organizing the major groups of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08) in three classes.

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