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Table 3 Group characteristics

From: Pain and symptoms of depression: international comparative study on selected factors affecting the quality of life of elderly people residing in institutions in Europe

  Total Poland France Germany Test result p < 0.05
mean values percentage mean values percentage mean values percentage mean values percentage
Number of patients 570 100 190 33.33 190 33.33 190 33.33  
Age [years]:
a) mean 85.67   79.29   88.87   88.87   
b) standard deviation 8.87   8.24   7.19   7.19   0.000
c) median 87   80.5   89   91   
d) minimum 65   65   70   71   
e) maximum 104   100   104   101   
Place of livinga:
a) village 109 19.12 35 18.42 40 21.05 34 17.89 0.007
b) city 461 81.86 155 81.58 150 78.95 156 82.09  
Marital status:
a) single 176 30.87 55 28.95 60 31.58 61 32.00 0.054
b) married 60 10.52 23 12.11 16 8.42 21 11.05  
c) widow 334 58.59 112 58.95 114 60.00 108 56.84  
Staying in the nursing home:
a) < 12 months 145 25.43 63 33.16 40 21.05 42 22.10  
b) 1–9 years 360 63.15 102 53.68 126 63.31 132 69.46 0.000
c) ≥10 years 65 11.39 25 13.15 24 12.63 16 8.41