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Table 7 Sociodemographic and health variables of victims, conditional on class membership (N = 510)

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

  Physical by children Physical IPV Physical and psychological by children Polyvictimization by others Physical abuse by others Physical and psychological IPV p-value
Sex Female 88.5 70.7 74.0 69.4 62.1 79.0 < 0.001
Male 11.5 29.3 26.0 30.6 37.9 21.0  
Age group 60–69 71.0 29.3 64.6 36.5 41.4 26.3 < 0.001
70–79 23.0 46.6 32.3 40.0 34.5 47.4  
80+ 6.0 24.1 3.1 23.5 24.1 26.3  
Civil Status Single 3.1 0.7 1.1 0.0 10.3 31.6 a
Married/ Civil Union 39.2 88.9 74.7 47.6 44.8 26.3  
Divorced/Separated 9.2 9.0 17.9 13.1 10.3 10.5  
Widow 48.5 1.4 6.3 39.3 34.5 31.6  
Schooling Up to 4 years 84.5 91.5 76.3 89.0 86.2 94.4 0.038
5 or more years 15.5 8.5 23.7 11.0 13.8 5.6  
Living arrangements Alone 6.8 6.8 17.7 9.4 20.7 15.8 0.017
With others 93.2 93.2 82.3 90.6 79.3 84.2  
Perceived social support Plenty/ Enough 57.8 46.9 69.5 47.6 58.6 63.2 0.012
Few/No one 42.2 53.1 30.53 52.4 41.4 36.8  
Chronic disease Yes 82.1 72.4 77.2 73.2 72.0 73.7 0.432
No 17.9 27.6 22.8 26.8 28.0 26.3  
AVD Yes 16.9 25.6 8.4 47.4 48.3 31.8 < 0.001
No 83.1 74.4 91.6 52.6 51.7 68.2  
  1. Note: a Due to cells frequencies count with zero, the association test wasn’t performed