Table 2

Descriptive analyses for Kaohsiung elderly (n = 4,993)

Variable

Frequency (%)

Mean (Std Dev)


Female+

2,330 (46.67)

Education++

Grade School or below (1)

4,037 (81.10)

High School (2)

576 (11.57)

College or above (3)

365 (7.33)

Married +

3,345 (67.14)

Perceives positive support+

Yes

3,350 (71.92)

No

1,308 (28.08)

Feels lonely++

Strong

2,844 (59.27)

Some

1,708 (35.60)

Little

246 (5.13)

Lives alone

Yes

427 (8.79)

No

4431 (91.21)

Religion++

Buddhist (1)

2,796 (56.0)

Traditional (2)

1,111 (22.25)

Christian (3)

247 (4.95)

Catholic (4)

73 (1.46)

Other (5)

651 (13.04)

Occupation++

White collar (1)

495 (9.91)

Blue collar (2)

873 (17.48)

Farmer (3)

267 (5.35)

Prof-Admin (4)

998 (19.99)

Retired (5)

610 (12.22)

Housewife (6)

1,644 (33.93)

Comorbidities+

CVA

169 (3.38)

Hypertension

1592 (31.88)

Cancer

28 (0.56)

DM

391 (7.83)

CHD

283 (5.67)

Parkinson's

12 (0.24)

Vision problem

308 (6.0)

Hearing problem

56 (1.1)

Dental problem

87 (1.7)

ADL

0.35 (1.94)

IADL

0.95 (2.98)

Age

72.72 (5.49)

SPMSQ

9.36 (1.41)


Higher ADL or IADL scores indicate more functional dependency.

Yeh and Liu BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-3-9

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