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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the subjects

From: A novel Longshi Scale measured activity of daily living disability in elderly patients affected by neurological diseases: a multi-center cross-sectional study in China

Variables Bedridden group(n = 959) Domestic group(n = 644) Community group(n = 835) Total(n = 2438)
Female, n(%) 475(49.5) 299(46.4) 421(50.4) 1195(49.0)
Age (Mean ± SD) 78.40 ± 8.10 75.55 ± 7.09 71.78 ± 5.75 75.38 ± 7.64
Profession
  Civil servanta, n(%) 91(9.5) 57(8.9) 38(4.6) 186(7.6)
  Workerb, n(%) 354(36.9) 141(21.9) 150(18.0) 645(26.5)
  Farmerc, n(%) 232(24.2) 308(47.8) 546(65.4) 1086(44.5)
  Others, n(%) 282(29.4) 138(21.4) 101(12.1) 521(21.3)
Marital status
  Single, n(%) 3(0.3) 7(1.1) 3(0.4) 13(0.5)
  Married, n(%) 792(82.6) 565(87.7) 795(95.2) 2152(88.3)
  Divorced, n(%) 8(0.8) 3(0.5) 5(0.6) 16(0.7)
  Widowed, n(%) 156(16.3) 69(10.7) 32(3.8) 257(10.5)
Education level
  Primary School or below, n(%) 331(34.5) 346(53.7) 588(70.4) 1265(51.9)
  Middle school, n(%) 245(25.5) 117(18.2) 122(14.6) 484(19.9)
  High school 248(25.9) 100(15.5) 71(8.5) 419(17.2)
  College or above, n(%) 99(10.3) 62(9.6) 42(5.0) 203(8.4)
  Others, n(%) 36(3.8) 19(3.0) 12(1.4) 67(2.7)
Family income
  < 50,000 yuan, n(%) 265(27.6) 313(48.6) 528(63.2) 1106(45.4)
  50,000-100,000 yuan, n(%) 332(34.6) 171(26.6) 188(22.5) 691(28.3)
  100,000-150,000 yuan, n(%) 237(24.7) 111(17.2) 77(9.2) 425(17.4)
  150,000-200,000 yuan, n(%) 70(7.3) 32(5.0) 26(3.1) 128(5.3)
  > 200,000 yuan, n (%) 55(5.7) 17(2.6) 16(1.9) 88(3.6)
Diagnosis
  Cerebral hemorrhage, n(%) 139(14.5) 41(6.4) 10(1.2) 190(7.8)
  Cerebral infarction, n(%) 556(58.0) 309(48.0) 176(21.1) 1041(42.7)
  Spinal or osteoarticular disease, n(%) 102(10.6) 183(28.4) 488(58.4) 773(31.7)
  Others, n(%) 162(16.9) 111(17.2) 161(19.3) 434(17.8)
Hypertension, n(%) 660(68.8) 356(55.3) 660(79.0) 1274(52.3)
Diabetes, n(%) 260(27.1) 116(18.0) 100(12.0) 476(19.5)
Hyperlipidemia, n(%) 61(6.4) 30(4.7) 40(4.8) 131(5.4)
Heart disease, n(%) 277(28.9) 106(16.5) 85(10.2) 468(19.2)
  1. Civil servanta: Professional, commercial or technical employee of a state agency
  2. Workerb: Service, production, transportation and some manual works
  3. Farmerc: Agricultural, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery works
  4. Others: workers not otherwise classified