Table 1

Distributions of age, sex, marital status, disability and health problems in the survey population and census-matched subpopulation
All survey respondents (N = 43417) Respondents matched to census (N = 17346)
Men Women Men Women
N % N % N % N %
Age from survey
 <60 1369 6.2 1653 7.7 593 6.2 670 8.5
 60 < 65 3836 17.5 5102 23.7 1036 10.9 1246 15.8
 65 < 75 5043 23.0 5628 26.2 2261 23.7 2264 28.7
 70 < 75 5033 23.0 4215 19.6 2307 24.2 1707 21.6
 75 < 80 2705 12.3 1672 7.8 1420 14.9 743 9.4
 80 < 85 1988 9.1 1608 7.5 971 10.2 650 8.2
 85 < 90 783 3.6 524 2.4 411 4.3 229 2.9
    >
90
1024 4.7 929 4.3 483 5.1 331 4.2
 Unknown 141 0.6 164 0.8 55 0.6 59 0.7
 TOTAL 21922 100.0 21495 100.0 9537 100.0 7899 100.0
Living spouse
 No 2776 12.7 12199 56.8 1119 11.7 4579 58.0
 Yes 19141 87.3 9289 43.2 8416 88.2 3316 42.0
 Unknown 5 0.0 7 0.0 2 0.0 4 0.1
 TOTAL 21922 100.0 21495 100.0 9537 100.0 7899 100.0
Number of disabilities (Q1-12) (much difficulty or worse)
 None 16717 76.3 15489 72.1 7317 76.7 5704 72.2
 One 2815 12.8 3084 14.3 1161 12.2 1054 13.3
 Two 1034 4.7 1246 5.8 458 4.8 467 5.9
 3-5 779 3.6 973 4.5 348 3.6 390 4.9
 6 or more 577 2.6 703 3.2 253 2.7 284 3.6
 TOTAL 21922 100.0 21495 100.0 9537 100.0 7899 100.0
Number of health problems (Q13)
 None 1959 8.9 1237 5.8 944 9.9 528 6.7
 One 4088 18.6 3466 16.1 1995 20.9 1485 18.8
 Two 6018 27.5 5781 26.9 2597 27.2 2194 27.8
 Three 4537 20.7 4985 23.2 1814 19.0 1684 21.3
 4 or more 5320 24.3 6026 28.0 2187 22.9 2008 25.4
 TOTAL 21922 100.0 21495 100.0 9537 100.0 7899 100.0

Cherry et al.

Cherry et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:379   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-379

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