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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of the study subjects. (N = 3531)

From: Multidimensional construct of life satisfaction in older adults in Korea: a six-year follow-up study

Covariate Number of patients (%)
Sex
 Male 1448 (41%)
 Female 2083 (59%)
Age
 65–69 1507 (42.7%)
 70–74 987 (28.0%)
 75–79 592 (16.8%)
 ≥80 445 (12.6%)
Spouse
 Yes 2147 (60.8%)
 No 1384 (39.2%)
Education
 No education 1248 (35.4%)
 Elementary School (Grade 1–6) 1257 (35.7%)
 Middle school (Grade 7–9) 397 (11.3%)
 High school (Grade 10–12) 405 (11.5%)
 More than High school 217 (6.2%)
Residential area
 Urban 1497 (42.4%)
 Rural 2034 (57.6%)
Housing type
 Detached House 2076 (58.8%)
 Apartment 967 (27.4%)
 Others 488 (13.8%)
Household composition type
 Single adult 628 (17.8%)
 Couple 1402 (39.8%)
 Others 1497 (42.4%)
Physical health
 Very poor 828 (23.5%)
 Poor 1384 (39.3%)
 Fair 663 (18.9%)
 Good 591 (16.8%)
 Very good 52 (1.5%)
Mental health
 Very poor 356 (10.1%)
 Poor 996 (28.3%)
 Fair 1150 (32.7%)
 Good 919 (26.1%)
 Very good 96 (2.7%)
Private health insurance
 Yes 215 (6.09%)
 No 3316 (93.9%)
Financial stress index
 ≥ 0% 1466 (51.7%)
 −100% - 0 1056 (37.2%)
 < -100% 1009 (11.0%)