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Table 1 Population-based and victims’ surveys description (sample and data collection)

From: Elder abuse victimization patterns: latent class analysis using perpetrators and abusive behaviours

  Population- based survey Victims’ survey
Sample Inclusion criteria Being 60 or more years of age, Having land or mobile telephone, Living in private households, Living in Portugal for the past 12 months Being 60 or more years of age, Living in private households, Living in Portugal for the past 12 months
Sampling Nationally representative probability sample stratified by seven geographic regions with homogeneous allocation of sampling units Convenience sample of individuals using the services of four institutions
Sample size 1123 510
Data collection Method Telephone interviews Face-to-face interviews
Instruments Structured questionnaire Structured questionnaire
Time period October 2012 November 2011 to March 2013