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Table 2 Sociodemographic and health characteristics of participants in two surveys of elderly persons

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

  Population-based survey N = 245 Victims’ survey N = 510
n(%) n(%)
Sex
 Women 184 (75.1) 382 (77.2)
 Men 61 (24.9) 113 (22.8)
Age groups
 [60–69 years] 130 (53.1) 249 (50.3)
 [70–79 years] 78 (31.8) 175 (35.4)
 [80 + years] 37 (15.1) 71 (14.3)
Civil status
 Single 13 (5.3) 14 (2.9)
 Married/Civil Union 132 (58.2) 301 (61.9)
 Divorced/Separated 20 (8.2) 58 (11.9)
 Widow 69 (28.3) 113 (23.3)
Living arrangements
 Alone 65 (26.8) 53 (10.4)
 With others 178 (73.2) 457 (89.6)
Schooling
 Up to 4 years of schooling 190 (80.2) 429 (85.9)
 5 years or more 47 (19.8) 70 (14.1)
Social support
 Plenty/ enough 137 (58.8) 281 (55.7)
 Few/ No one 96 (41.2) 223 (44.3)
Chronic disease
 Yes 201 (82.0) 374 (76.3)
 No 44 (18.0) 116 (23.7)
 ADL   
 Yes 48 (19.6) 117 (23.0)
 No 197 (80.4) 392 (77.0)