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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the Participants

From: Psychometric properties of modified MOS social support survey 5-item (MSSS-5-item) among Iranian older adults

Variables Total sample CFA group EFA group
n (percent) n (percent) n (percent)
Gender Male 224 (53.3) 107 (51) 117 (55.7)
Female 196 (46.7) 103 (49) 93 (44.3)
Education <High school 210 (50) 106 (50.5) 104 (49.5)
≥High school 210 (50) 104 (49.5) 106 (50.5)
Marriage status Single 9 (2.1) 5 (2.4) 4 (1.9)
Married 330 (78.6) 159 (75.7) 171 (81.4)
Widowed 70 (16.7) 41 (19.5) 29 (13.8)
Divorced 11 (2.6) 5 (2.4) 6 (2.9)
Socio-economic Status Developed 124 (29.5) 58 (27.6) 66 (31.4)
Moderate developed 58 (13.8) 31 (14.8) 27 (12.9)
Relatively developed 115 (27.4) 56 (26.7) 59 (28.1)
less developed 62 (14.8) 35 (16.7) 27 (12.9)
Under developed 61 (14.5) 30 (14.3) 31 (14.8)