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Table 1 Background characteristics, self-management abilities, and frailty in community-dwelling older people in poor and good health

From: Self-management abilities and frailty are important for healthy aging among community-dwelling older people; a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Total Good health Poor health χ 2 t p
  N = 855 N = 480 (56.1%) N = 375 (43.9%)    
Female 57.1 55.9 58.7 .6   .444
Age [years; mean (SD)] 77.9 (6.0) 77.2 (6.0) 78.8 (6.0)   3.967 ≤.000
Low educational level 27.6 19.0 38.4 21.6   ≤.000
Married 40.7 46.3 33.6 14.0   ≤.000
Self-management abilities 3.8 (.8) 4.1 (.7) 3.5 (.8)   -10.615 ≤.000
Frailty 4.9 (3.2) 3.3 (2.3) 6.9 (2.9)   18.997 ≤.000
  1. Data are expressed as percentages unless otherwise noted.
  2. SD, standard deviation.