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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in the study (N = 656)

From: The validation of a French-language version of the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire (APQ) and its extension to a population aged 55 and over

  Age <65 yrs (n = 262) Age ≥ 65 yrs (n = 394)
  n % n %
Gender (N = 656)     
Male 122 46.6 164 41.6
Female 140 53.4 230 58.4
Marital status (N = 656)     
Married or with partner 206 78.6 236 59.9
Separated or divorced 28 10.7 26 6.6
Widowed 19 7.3 118 30.0
Single 9 3.4 14 3.5
Level of education (N = 651)     
No qualifications 7 2.7 63 16.2
Primary school certificate 51 19.5 143 36.7
CAP, BEP (vocational training) 93 35.6 72 18.5
Brevet des collèges, BEPC (lower secondary) 26 10.0 36 9.2
Baccalauréat (general) 17 6.5 26 6.7
Baccalauréat technical or vocational 19 7.3 10 2.6
Higher education diploma 42 16.1 30 7.7
Other 6 2.3 10 2.6
Age (yrs) (N = 656)
Mean (sd) [min-max]
59.8 (2.8) [54–64] 77.4 (8.2) [65–106]