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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants (N = 430)

From: Knowledge and attitudes regarding elder abuse in the community, Eastern Province Saudi Arabia

 caregiver
yes (n = 93, 21.6%)no (n = 337, 78.4%)Total
No.%No.%No.%
age< 30 yrs2223.712537.114734.2
30+ yrs7176.321262.928365.8
Min-max18–5818–5918–59
mean ± Sd37.4 ± 1035.1 ± 10.535.6 ± 10.4
Median363435
gendermale4750.516849.921550.0
female4649.516950.121550.0
marital statesingle2223.78625.510825.1
married5458.119758.525158.4
divorce1212.94814.26014.0
widowed55.461.8112.6
education categoriesaverage education3941.913840.917741.2
higher education5458.119959.125358.8
educationelementary00.010.310.2
intermediate44.3103.0143.3
high school3537.612737.716237.7
university4952.718554.923454.4
above university55.4144.2194.4
occupationgovernment3537.612938.316438.1
special3436.612236.215636.3
retired88.6257.4337.7
house wife1314.05917.57216.7
student33.220.651.2
income< 5000 SR4851.621864.726661.9
< 5000–10,000 SR2729.08023.710724.9
< 10,000-15000SR1212.9267.7388.8
> 15,000 SR66.5133.9194.4
Source of incomePersonal salary6974.225174.532074.4
retired88.6257.4337.7
special1617.26118.17717.9
livinglarge family5559.113038.618543.0
nuclear family3840.920761.424557.0
relativefather4043.0  4043.0
mother4851.6  4851.6
sister11.1  11.1
father in law44.3  44.3
disability categoriesNo disability2830.1  2830.1
disability6569.9  6569.9
disabilityphysical disability2324.7  2324.7
mental disability99.7  99.7
Visual impairment1415.1  1415.1
hearing impairment1111.8  1111.8
psychiatric disease88.6  88.6
no disability2830.1  2830.1
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