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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of SLAS cohort in 2003–2004 by living arrangement status

From: Mortality of older persons living alone: Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies

  Living with others Living alone P
Total 2364 (92.6) 189 (7.4)  
Age (mean, SD) 67.6 (7.4) 65.9 (7.7) 0.002
 <75 2063 (87.3) 158 (83.6) 0.33
 75–84 255 (10.8) 27 (14.3)  
 85+ 46 (2.0) 4 (2.1)  
Sex: Female 1470 (62.2) 148 (78.3) <0.0001
 Male 894 (37.8) 41 (21.7)  
Housing type:    
 Low end (1–3 room) public housing 652 (27.6) 121 (64.0) <0.0001
 Higher end public and private housing 1712 (72.4) 68 (36.0)  
Marital status: Single, divorce, widowed 487 (20.6) 157 (83.1) <0.0001
 Married 1877 (79.4) 32 (16.9)  
No. medical comorbidities, mean (SD) 2.31 (1.5) 2.42 (1.4) 0.289
 ≤1 761 (32.2) 54 (28.6)  
 ≥2 1603 (67.8) 135 (71.4) 0.304
History of hypertension (yes) 1313 (55.1) 112 (59.3) 0.270
History of Diabetes (yes) 405 (17.1) 34 (18.0) 0.764
History of Chronic Lung Disease (yes) 89 (3.8) 3 (1.6) 0.124
History of Stroke (yes) 91 (3.9) 3 (1.6) 0.112
History of Heart Disease (yes) 209 (8.9) 18 (9.5) 0.758
History of Kidney Failure (yes) 15 (0.6) 2 (1.1) 0.491
IADL-ADL % (at least 1 item) disability 585 (24.8) 42 (22.2) 0.438
Depressive symptoms, DS (GDS > =5) 295 (12.5) 41 (21.7) 0.0003
  1. Figures shown are n (%) or mean (SD)