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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic variables among cases (n = 250) and controls (n = 250).

From: Risk factors for falls with severe fracture in elderly people living in a middle-income country: a case control study

Variable Cases n (%) Controls n (%)
Sex   
   Female 55 (78.0) 55 (78.0)
Age group (years)   
   60–69 59 (23.6) 56 (22.4)
   70–79 118 (47.2) 127 (50.8)
   80–89 61 (24.4) 57 (22.8)
   90 and more 12 (4.8) 10 (4.0)
Marital status   
   married 73 (29.2) 82 (32.8)
   widowed 116 (46.4) 127 (50.8)
   divorced 23 (9.2) 8 (3.2)
   never married 38 (15.2) 33 (13.2)
Living alone   
   no 201 (80.4) 196 (78.4)
   yes 39 (15.6) 47 (18.8)
   Institution 10 (4.0) 7 (2.8)
Educational level   
   none + elementary incomplete elementary 104 (41.6) 110 (44.0)
.level one (about 5 years) 83 (33.2) 84 (33.6)
.level two (about 4 years) 37 (14.8) 30 (12.0)
   secondary (about 3 years) 20 (8.0) 15 (6.0)
   university 6 (2.4) 11 (4.4)
Working before the fall   
   Yes 34 (13.6) 28 (11.2)