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Table 1 Sociodemographic Profile of the WiSE Sample

From: Exploring Singapore’s consumption of local fish, vegetables and fruits, meat and problematic alcohol use as risk factors of depression and subsyndromal depression in older adults

Variable Category n Unweighted % Weighted %
Age (in years) 60–74 1494 58.3 75.0
75–84 669 26.1 19.5
85+ 402 15.7 5.5
Sex Male 1117 43.6 44.1
Female 1448 56.5 55.9
Ethnicity Chinese 1012 39.5 83.3
Malay 745 29.0 9.3
Indian 772 30.1 6.0
Others 36 1.4 1.4
Marital Status Married/Cohabiting 1484 57.9 64.0
Never Married 136 5.3 8.0
Widowed 836 32.6 22.5
Divorced/Separated 107 4.2 5.5
Education None 511 20.0 16.5
Some, but did not complete primary 620 24.3 23.9
Primary 640 25.1 24.8
Secondary 517 20.3 22.4
Tertiary 262 10.3 12.4
Employment Status Employed 688 27.2 33.9
Unemployed 32 1.3 1.5
Homemaker 808 31.9 26.3
Retired 1006 39.7 38.3
Smoking Status Never Smoked 1886 73.7 74.5
Smoked Before 439 17.1 15.9
Current Smoker 236 9.2 9.5
GMS-AGECAT Depression 177 6.9 3.73
Subsyndromal Depression 425 16.6 13.4
Non-depression 1963 76.5 76.5
Seabass (L. calcarifer) No 1591 65.9 66.7
Yes 824 34.1 33.4
Stingray (H. gerrardi) No 1698 70.3 77.4
Yes 717 29.7 22.6
Grouper (E. coioides) No 1613 66.8 58.1
Yes 802 33.2 41.9
Pomfret (P. chinesis) No 1248 51.7 46.9
Yes 1167 48.3 53.1
Yellow Tail (A. mate) No 1408 58.3 62.4
Yes 1007 41.7 37.6
Snapper (P. multidens) No 1814 70.7 72.4
Yes 751 29.3 27.6
Mackerel (S. commerson) No 1452 56.6 59.1
Yes 1113 43.4 40.9
Vegetables and Fruits No 46 1.81 1.4
Yes 2493 98.2 98.6
Meat No 193 7.6 3.3
Yes 2345 92.4 96.7
Problematic Alcohol Use No 2464 96.1 95.8
Yes 101 3.9 4.2
Physically Active No 871 33.96 24.5
Yes 1694 66.04 75.5
Variable   n Unweighted (mean) Weighted (mean)
Body Mass Index (BMI)   2289 25.10 24.49
Household Assets   2547 6.28 6.38