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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the sample

From: Spirituality and quality of life in older adults: a path analysis model

Categorical variables %(n)
Gender (female) 63.6(384)
Marital Status
 Single 6.6(40)
 Married 67.2(406)
 Divorced 1.2(7)
 Widow 25.0(151)
Education Level
 Illiterate 4.6(28)
 1 a 4 years 92.7(560)
 5 a 12 years 2.5(14)
  > 12 years 0.3(2)
Co-habitation status
 Partner 57.0(343)
 Nuclear Family 22.3(134)
 Extended family 3.2(19)
 Institution / Senior Residence 0.8(5)
 Alone 9.1(55)
 Alone with assistance neighbour 1.5(9)
 Alone with support of institution 3.2(19)
 Alone without help 3.0(18)
Clinical variables
 Presence of chronic disease (yes) 72.0(435)
 Prescription of chronic medication (yes) 87.1(526)
Continuous variable M (SD)
Age 71.60(4.81)
Min-Max 65–94